Reaching Disenfranchised Youth: A Key to Regional Stability

The US and other countries are currently spending billions of dollars to kill or apprehend a few terrorists. What about reaching directly one of the primary roots of security — the developing World's disenfranchised youth, those recruited by terrorist organizations? Rapid population growth, epidemics that kill whole generations of parents, and a dearth of educational and employment opportunities are creating a World of desperate and impressionable young people. What practical steps could be taken to arrest this scourge?

Festival: 2006

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