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Taking terror out of the community

20 June 2013

A new report from the religion and society programme highlights the importance of relationship-building between police officers and community members to prevent extremism among muslim youths

Jihad after bin Laden

20 June 2013

A sense of injustice, and not religious fervour, is the main motivator for people joining militant jihadism, according to research by a global uncertainties fellow

Mapping the secret flights of rendition

22 May 2013

The extent of 'rendition' – the controversial practice of transferring prisoners covertly between countries – can now be seen in a graphic way. The esrc-funded rendition project has developed an i...

Torture by any other name

17 May 2013

The category of 'torture' has been used by western states to distinguish between the civilised and the uncivilised. The moral and political stakes are often simply too high for the british state to ad...

Our nuanced attitude to war

14 May 2013

In the first major survey of foreign policy attitudes in britain, researchers have found that most people did not simply support or oppose the use of force on principle, but instead made a judgment ba...

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