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- The rise of violent extremism increased global attention on how and why individuals become involved, in order to develop effective programs that counter this phenomenon.
- “Push” and “pull” factors, along with political drivers and country context, are important elements to consider when analyzing violent extremism.
- Programming should focus on preventative measures aimed at preempting radicalization by mitigating specific drivers.
One great hope for equitable globalization is that the revolutions in telecommunications and electronic commerce that define the so-called economy may subvert conventional wisdom about the necessary stages of national economic development. The economist Albert Hirschmann and others have propounded a set of necessary stages of growth and consolidation that all emerging economies must pass through in order to reach economic maturity. Now the hope is that some stages may be hurdled more rapidly, or omitted altogether, thanks to e-commerce and the vast potential of the Internet and wireless communications to overcome difficult terrain, scattered commercial centers and aged or absent infrastructure dating from the bygone era of the railroad and the telegraph.Read more...
With the rapid increase of globalization, the success or failure of a country’s transition to a stable democracy and an open economic system takes on greater significance. Nevertheless, many countries have been struggling to make reforms with little or no support from the international community. What the leaders of these countries require is a chance to engage in an open dialogue with each other and with the international community about their countries’ experiences, challenges and needs.
The National Democratic Institute and the government of Yemen created such a chance last June in Sana’a, Yemen, at a forum entitled “Managing the Twin Transitions: Political and Economic Reform in Emerging Democracies.” The forum succeeded in bringing together political leaders—people like President Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali, Prime Minister Abdulkarin Al- Eryani of Yemen and speaker of Georgia’s parliament Zurab Zhvania— as well as more than 160 other decision makers and key actors from the political, economic and society spheres. They were joined by over 50 donor representatives and experts.Read more...
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