Rather than airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS), Belgium should strike at the root causes of homegrown extremism.
The terrorist attacks in Brussels will reinforce the idea that returning jihadists pose an existential threat to Europe. But the facts say otherwise.
In Brussels, people are resigned to a stark new reality of uncertainty and insecurity until a way is found to channel destructive energy positively.
In many ways, radicals in Brussels are more a product of the local language war than they are of global holy war.
Belgium says it is working to combat radicalisation in Brussels. But is it doing enough to counter jihadist narratives and address exclusion?
Despite the racism contained in Tintin and other classic children’s tales, I believe that children should be exposed to them.
Tribalism and sectarianism afflicts Western societies too. So why is that they seem to be tearing the Middle East apart?
Father Damien’s dying wish of marbles for his children may seem odd, but this saint’s caring for lepers can teach us a lot about selfless sacrifice.
Europe’s history of total war and mass displacement can help create more sympathy for today’s refugees and keep hope alive in the Middle East.
When Netanyahu’s election victory was declared, rather than grieve, Arabs in Israel were out on the streets celebrating.