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Stimson Center Mentioned in BBC Article about Extremism and Counter Terrorism

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Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Extremism should be treated as a global problem like climate change, says Tony Blair, speaking about the role of education in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

The former UK prime minister said there should be an international agreement to put teaching against extremism into education systems around the world.

Mr Blair said it could be in the style of the Kyoto Protocol, where countries committed to an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As signatories to Kyoto have to answer for environmental pollution, Mr Blair wants governments to be accountable for “spiritual or mental pollution” if they allow young people to be taught a “closed-minded view of the world”.

Read the full article in BBC News.

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