In today’s globalized and fast-changing world, international security issues have morphed beyond political and military conflicts between nations. Cyber-sabotage, asymmetric warfare, terrorism, weapons trafficking, climate change, and depletion of natural resources are all threats that straddle borders and affect international security for all of us. This project puts the perspectives of a younger, global generation front and center. How are they meeting the challenge of these transnational threats?
Rep. Jerry Nadler has been an outspoken critic of NSA surveillance. He was part of the effort to reform the Patriot Act that culminated in the USA Freedom Act, but says there's more work to do.
After a year in a Syrian jail being tortured by the regime's police, activist Karam Al Hamad finally escaped to Turkey. He says he'll only feel safe once he gets to escape the region and come to the US for a fellowship, but the road is proving even harder than he expected.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambled big on national security in Israel's upcoming election, saying only he and his party could keep Israel safe from Iran and terrorist groups. But the gamble seems to have backfired as Israeli voters look more concerned about economic matters.
"Today, ISIS is running probably the most effective propaganda machine out there," says one analyst. But while ISIS may have the tools of activism down pat, it's far different from real activist movement in important ways.
Gezi Park. Tahrir Square. Hong Kong. Ferguson. What form is youth activism taking and how is it different from what came before? The World brings you a multimedia experience from South by Southwest in Austin as part of our #SafeMode series.
The "Anti-Maidan" rally in Moscow marked one year since a pro-Western uprising in Kiev's Maidan Square toppled Ukraine's president. But the attendees have a far different view of everything that's happened since then, and they're not afraid to say it.
Experts are realizing there's no way to capture or kill our way out of the problem of Westerners joining radical groups in places like Iraq or Syria. Luckily, there is an increasing number of programs aimed at bringing these mostly young men back into the fold.
After the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were murdered for their irreverent drawings of the Prophet Mohammed, some in France have accused Muslims of lacking a sense of humor. As it turns out, many of France’s most successful comedians are Muslims.
The shooting in Paris has created waves around the world. We asked our SafeMode community what repercussions Wednesday's attack has already had for free speech, international security, radicalization and activism.
From the Sony hack to #BringBackOurGirls, here are the top international security, privacy, digital diplomacy online activism and cyber-warfare stories of 2014.