The Threat from Incels

Incel may not be a familiar name outside counterterrorism circles, but perhaps it should be. It stands for “involuntarily celibate” and while initially coined by queer women, has been taken up in its most lethal form by predominantly white men. These men believe that they deserve sex with attractive women, and that women who refuse said sex thus deserve to die. The man who drove a van down a street in Toronto in May killing pedestrians was one such Incel, and analysts warn this issue may only be increasing.

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“Why civil wars are lasting longer”

Really important research about why civil wars have been lasting longer. This article relates the current era of civil wars to previous ones, outlines what has changed in the international environment, why that leads to longer wars, and how Syria is an unfortunately perfect example of this trend.

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