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By now you probably know that Apple and the FBI are fighting over whether the computer company should create software that could bypass encryption on an iPhone. What you might not know is why this matters to you — to everyone. Dave Troy explains.

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Aziz Abu Sarah explains how he recovered from the murder of his brother and learned how peace and love can be potent tools of activism.

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Terrorists make headlines by destroying ancient sites like Palmyra, in Syria. But there’s an even more sinister endgame, as archaeologist Sarah Parcak explains.

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Benedetta Berti doesn’t focus on the headline-grabbing activities of groups like ISIS; instead, she looks at what they do when they’re not committing atrocities. Her work, says the TED Fellow, shows why counter-terrorism strategies must not focus purely on the military realm.

Zak Ebrahim is the son of a terrorist. Phyllis Rodriguez lost her son on 9/11. In an inspiring conversation, the two share their personal histories of lives devastated by violence — and rebuilt by tolerance.

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Lessons from Syria on how to survive a civil war.

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In Iraq and Syria, more than a million people have already been displaced by militants from the Islamic State, a dangerous and fast-spreading jihadist group also called IS, ISIS or ISIL. 3 ideas behind the headlines.