Tag: Countering violent extremism (CVE)

Terrorism vs. the West: an age of extremes

     

Western democracies experienced 68 terrorist attacks in 2017, highlighting a threat increasingly generated not by a single form of extremism but by various extremist ideologies, according to a new analysis…. Read more »

How fragile states breed violent extremism

     

Each fragile state is fragile in its own way, but they all face significant governance and economic challenges. In fragile states, governments lack legitimacy in the eyes of citizens, and… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Evolving Terror: how to roll back innovative jihadists’ ‘toxic ideologies’

     

It was a quarter of a century ago this week, on February 26, 1993, when a group of jihadist terrorists, some of whom had trained in Afghanistan, tried to bring down the… Read more »

Total information warfare an ‘existential threat’ to Western pluralism

     

In a “shocking new report,” the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is warning that the spread of disinformation online poses an existential threat to “Western democratic pluralism,” according to The… Read more »