July 22 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Norway at the hands of Anders Breivik, a self-professed Neo-Nazi. All democracies worldwide must fight against elements of fascism and extremism, whether religious or secular. Global security and stability are at stake.
The Afghan Taliban's gains in recent weeks are due to many geopolitical variables including the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the lack of strategic depth of Western forces in the United States' longest war.
In the 21st century, we still see the use of children by both state and non-state actors in violent conflicts and operations. These are trends and indicators of potential genocidal acts, and of course, major violations of the rights of the child. The global community must work to stop these trends.