General/Global News & Analysis

Clinton Foundation: Time for Truth About Its Work

Even if you hate the Clintons, there's no denying the spectacular amount of charitable work the Clinton Foundation has done and the millions of lives it has improved, even saved. Despite a disinformation campaign, there is no doubt about the ...
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Brexit Heralds End of Positive Era & Possible Lurch Towards Awful One for Europe & World

Least among the problems posed by the UK's Brexit vote to leave the EU are the actual effects that will be felt in the UK; there is so much more at stake in the wider world, not least the general ...
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Orlando Terror Sad Reminder of Rise of Hate & Violence in World & West

Violence and hate feed each other, as the violence in the Middle East shows; the West must be careful not to play into the cycle of violence and hate feeding each other, and whether or not we do is up ...
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The Word Terrorism & Its Diminishing Returns: Towards a Rational, Useful Definition & Application

For the crime of terrorism to have weight, we must move globally towards a more specific definition that goes beyond the very subjective “violence that we strongly dislike.” Likewise, counterterrorism must adopt a similarly more discerning approach in order to ...
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Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Author's note: when I wrote this, I was confident Clinton would win but still worried about the chance of a Trump victory being far higher than it should be. I was confident the UK would not vote for Brexit, but ...
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Happy—Wait, No—Risky New Year 2016

Happy Risky New Year If people thought 2015 was bad, 2016 shows no sign of letting on up on risk. The Middle East, China, Europe, Central Africa, even the United States will all raise serious questions about risk in 2016 ...
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2015 Year in Risk Review: Risky Business

2015 was a tough year, but not altogether bad… Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse January 4, 2016 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) January 4th, 2016; alternate version published on Global Risk Insights AMMAN — The year 2015 ...
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What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Good and Evil in the Real World

Though Star Wars is make-believe, there is much it can teach about the real-world dynamics of good and evil and everything in between, whether about Nazis, ISIS, or politics. Below are the top five such lessons Lucas's six movies and ...
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This ONE Chart Breaks Down the Obama ISIS / Terrorism Strategy and Why Republican Ideas Will Make Things Far Worse

This is THE ONE chart / infographic you need to see that breaks down the broad components of Obama's very rational ISIS / counterterrorism / Middle East strategy. It makes clear that in every major area, Obama understand how to ...
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Syria, ISIS, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, & Tolkien: Musings on the Crumbling of Civilization & Morality

How three TV shows illustrate critical dynamics of the Syrian Civil War and how two books show us why we need to care Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse October 12, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) October ...
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How Not to Stop Terrorism/Gun Violence: Lessons from Republicans

How the GOP's playbook for myopia, overreaction, and inaction empowers terrorism, violent criminals, and mass shooters Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 30, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981) June 30th, 2015 The Boston area on ...
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Development: The Fix for Terrorism & Violent Crime

In the wake of the Charleston shooting, why a holistic approach is what we need to tackle both violent crime and terrorism Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 19, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) June 19th, ...
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