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The contents of this blog highlight geopolitical, ethno-religious, and socio-cultural issues from around the world. Contributions are made by ENODO Global, Inc. and its strategic partners.

There is no single solution to stop “lone wolf” attacks. However, recent incidents in Texas and NYC and last year’s violence in Orlando and San Bernardino reveal important information about both the individual perpetrators and the paths that led to their rampage. Attackers are deranged individuals with deep-seated personal, political, or ideological grievances, who are driven towards violence and provide little or no warning before killing innocent people. The majority of lone wolf attacks are committed by U.S. citizens or immigrants who purchase weapons legally. These...

With just a swipe, click, like, or tweet, social media (SM) has built widespread appeal as both a convenient virtual companion and an alternative news source. Mainstream Media (MSM) on the other hand, which was conceived during the pre-Internet era, is losing credibility due to questions about its objectivity and sourcing. The greatest challenge facing MSM is the inability of news editors and media executives to integrate public opinion. This is in stark contrast to SM, where news is crowd-sourced from millions of people. As...

According to a recent New York Times article, the NFL is now one of the most divisive brands in the U.S. It is rapidly losing viewers and even life-long football fans in the face of the ongoing player protests that focus on issues like police brutality and racial injustice. The NFL players’ union and 11 owners met this past Tuesday to discuss social issues; however the most contentious topic, the NFL's policy on the national anthem, did not come up. The NFL has seen tremendous blowback...

In his first speech to the United Nations, President Donald Trump castigated the organization’s “utter weakness and incompetence,” and argued the international body has failed to reach its potential. In his most recent statement, President Trump advised drastic reform to ‘make the UN great again’ – but it may be time to put an end to the United Nations once and for all. The UN was constructed upon an idealist foundation that saw the Post-WWII order working as collaborative nation-states that would ultimately organize the world...

Democracy is under attack! Not by communist or socialist ideologies, but by ordinary citizens using social media. Countless online platforms amplify individual voices, enabling greater political participation for everyone, while eroding the foundations of democracy as we know it. Ballots are being replaced by bullhorns. Tweets, hashtags, and Facebook “likes” spread information through the Internet instantaneously. Mass political participation, fueled by the rise of social media, heightens levels of awareness and shapes public opinions, which has a profound impact on democratic beliefs and institutions. Rampant social...

Student activists are headed back to school prepared not only to hit the books, but to hit the streets. While universities around the globe have historically proven to be hotbeds for radicalism, campus conflicts at elite U.S. institutions have been escalating in recent years. And after a tumultuous summer of online and in-person clashes across the country, this year in particular could be a hostile one. University administrations have so far failed to do much in the way of effective conflict management. The Wall Street Journal...