Category: countering violent extremism

Violent Extremism in Indonesia: Vulnerabilities and Sources of Resilience

     

The recent suicide bombings in Surabaya, Indonesia highlight the country’s continued struggle with radicalism and terrorism. Claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), these attacks typify… Read more »

Promoting political pluralism: an antidote to extremism

     

ISIS’s propaganda machine is going dark as the group is cleared from its final strongholds in Iraq and Syria, notes Milo Comerford, Analyst and Research Innovation Officer at the Tony Blair… Read more »

After Egypt’s election charade, what next?

     

Turnout appeared low on Tuesday as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either… Read more »

Can Saudi Arabia help win ‘Islam’s War of Ideas’?

     

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Washington, D.C., March 19-22, the third stop on his first foreign trip as crown prince, notes the Project on Middle East Democracy: Mohammed… Read more »

Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online

     

In 2015, the International Republican Institute – a core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy – developed a Task Force of Western Balkan legislators, academics and thought leaders focused… Read more »

Extremists and the Political Mainstream: The Case of Afghanistan

     

A key challenge for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policies and programs is bringing extremists into the political mainstream, notes Kamran Bokhari. For many Muslim-majority states, the mainstream is contested space…. Read more »

Use counter-narratives to combat extremist ideology

     

Many efforts to provide counter-narratives for Salafi-jihadism are currently failing to address extremists’ abuse of religious scripture directly, according to analysts Rachel Bryson and Milo Comerford. Efforts to combat extremism… Read more »