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About David Alpher
David Alpher is an independent researcher attached to George Mason University. He specializes in combatting violent extremism, and has worked extensively overseas leading conflict resolution and development programs designed to stabilize high-conflict environments. His research focuses on the roots of violent extremism, and the balance of defense, diplomacy and development in current US national security strategy.
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This week's editor
En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy.