Tag: Countering violent extremism (CVE)

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 »

‘God That Failed’ former extremists now champion liberal democracy

     

Just as ‘The God That Failed’ generation of former Communists became some of the most articulate and effective opponents of Soviet totalitarianism, some former radical Islamists are emerging as champions… 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 »

How to counter violent extremism in the Sahel

     

In recent years, the Sahel region of Africa has experienced increasing levels of insecurity and instability. Violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) continuously target civilian populations… Read more »

CVE report: non-violent Islamist groups ‘a recruitment pool for jihadists’

     

  Non-violent Islamist groups have acted as a recruitment pool for dozens of jihadists who have gone on to join al-Qaeda, Islamic State and similar extremist groups, according to research… Read more »