CVE Digest: NGOs’ Statements & Publications


Improving the impact of preventing violent extremism programming: A toolkit for design, monitoring and evaluation

UNDP and International Alert

March, 2018
4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance

Todd Diamond, Chemonics

February 6, 2018
Preventing and countering violent extremism in Africa: The role of the mining sector

Lisa Sharland, Tim Grice and Sara Zeiger, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

November, 2017
Lessons from Africa on terrorism

Institute for Security Studies

September 18, 2017
Peacebuilding and violent extremism: key insights and lessons from a global consultation convened by Peace Direct

Peace Direct
September 12, 2017
Jihadist Terrorism 16 Years After 9/11: A Threat Assessment

Peter Bergen, David Sterman, Albert Ford, and Alyssa Sims, New America

September 11, 2017
“We Hope and We Fight”: Youth, Communities, and Violence in Mali 

Mercy Corps

September, 2017
The Patterns in Global Terrorism: 1970-2016

Anthony Cordesman, CSIS

August 28, 2017
Losing the War of Ideas: Countering Violent Extremism in the Age of Trump

Alia Awadallah, Hardin Lang, and Kristy Densmore, Center for American Progress

August 17, 2017
The “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism” approach: a Guidance Note for National Societies

International Committee of the Red Cross

July 19, 2017
Exploring the transferability and applicability of gang evaluation methodologies to counter-violent radicalisation

RAND Corporation

July, 2017
Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder’s Guide

Search for Common Ground

April 2017
An experiment: Can rock climbing lure young Jordanians from the pull of violent extremism?

Alice Su, Washington Post

Arpil 04, 2017
Applying Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Strategies to Emerging Programming Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

Lillie Ris and Anita Ernstorfer, CDA

March 2017
CVE Topic Guide


March 2017
Preventing Violent Extremism in 2017 and Beyond: Fading or Renewed UN and U.S. Leadership?

Alistair Millar and Eric Rosand, Just Security

November 16, 2016
Communities First: A Blueprint for Organizing and Sustaining a Global Movement against Violent Extremism.”

Eric Rosand, Prevention Project

December 2016
“The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda and Beyond” led by USIP and the Wilson Center;

USIP and the Wilson Center

December 2016
The CSIS Commission on Countering Violent Extremism’s “Turning Point”

Shannon N. Green & Keith Proctor, CSIS

November 14, 2016
Global Terrorism Index 2016

Institute for Economics and Peace

November 2016
How Close Is “Whole of Society” Movement Against Violent Extremism?

Eric Rosand and Madeline Rose, IPI Global Observatory

September 16, 2016
Survey Findings – Global Perceptions of Violent Extremism

Center for Strategic and International Studies

October 18, 2016

Jillian Slutzker, Creative Associates International

October 08, 2016
Use evidence, not fear, to counter terror

Anton du Plessis, Institute for Security Studies

September 20, 2016
CAIR: Civil liberties and Human Services Groups Raise Concerns About DHS Countering Violent Extremism Grants

Council on American-Islamic Relations

September 1, 2016
Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives In South East Asia

Sara Zeiger, Hedayah

August 1, 2016
2015 Global Terrorism Database

START, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

June 30, 2016
What drives people to turn to violent extremism

Melanie Greenberg, The Alliance for Peacebuilding

May 10, 2016
Countering Violent Extremism Depends on Women

Jillian Slutzker, Creative Associates International

Apr 26, 2016
Injustice: A Driver of Violent Extremism

Leanne McKay, Saferworld

Apr 18, 2016
Hearing on the Causes and Consequences of Violent Extremism and the Role of Foreign Assistance

Mercy Corps

Apr 15, 2016
Motivations and Empty Promises: Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian Youth

Mercy Corps

Apr 2016
Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL)

Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership

A Man’s World? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Naureen Chowdhury Fink Sara Zeiger and Rafia Bhulai, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Apr 2016
Preventing Violent Extremism: Mindanao, Philippines

impl. Project

Apr 2016
Uncomfortable Truths, Unconventional Wisdoms: Women’s Perspectives on Violent Extremism & Security Interventions

Sanam Anderlini, WASL Briefs on Policy and Practice

Mar 2016
Mixed Messages: How the media covers “violent extremism” and what you can do about it

American Friends Service Committee

Mar 2016
Countering Violent Extremism Is Gaining Ground in the State Department – Does It Represent Something New? Saferworld – March 21


Mar 21, 2016
Development and Countering Violent Extremism

Naureen Chowdhury Fink and Rafia Bhulai, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Mar 16, 2016
Exploiting Disorder: al-Qaeda and the Islamic State

International Crisis Group

Mar 14, 2016
C&SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN’s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism

Charity and Security Network

Feb 8, 2016
Motivations and Empty Promises: Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian Youth (white paper)

Mercy Corps

Feb 2016
Countering Violent Extremism and Development Assistance

Eelco Kessels and Christina Nemr, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Feb 2016
How to Prevent: Extremism and Policy Options

Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Jan 27, 2016
CVE Efforts Need to Embrace Good Development Programming

Creative Associates International

Jan 26, 2016
Investing in Iraq’s Peace: How Good Governance Can Diminish Support for Violent Extremism.

Mercy Corps

Jan, 2016
Blown Back: Lessons from Counter-terror, Stabilisation and Statebuilding in Yemen


Jan, 2016
Barbed Wire on Our Heads: Lessons from Counter-terror, Stabilisation and Statebuilding in Somalia


Jan, 2016
Hammering the Bread and the Nail: Lessons from Counter-terror, Stabilisation and Statebuilding in Afghanistan


Jan, 2016
Extremism in the Mainstream: Implications for and Actions by Women
Sanam Anderlini and Madeline Koch, WASL
If The Castle Falls: Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion

Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Dec 21, 2015
Global Terrorism Index 2015

Institute for Economics and Peace

Nov 17, 2015
ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism

Peter Bergen, Courtney Schuster, and David Sterman, New America

Nov 16, 2015
Obama Administration Should Match Words with Deeds on CVE

Brian Dooley, Human Rights First, in Huffington Post

Nov 9, 2015
UN: End Overbroad Foreign Terrorist Fighter Laws

Human Rights Watch

Nov 2, 2015
Where’s the Impact? Measuring Results on Countering Violent Extremism Programs

Ryan Smith, Chemonics

Oct 27, 2015
On the need to balance counter-terrorism measures and humanitarian action

Norwegian Refugee Council

Oct 14, 2015
Victims, Perpetrators, Assets: The Narratives of Islamic State Defectors

Peter R. Neumann, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence

Oct 12, 2015
Foreign Fighters, Lone Wolves, and Combating Violent Extremists

Dan Cadman, Center for Immigration Studies

Oct 6, 2015
Inside the Jihadi Mind: Understanding Ideology and Propaganda

Emman El-Badawy, Milo Comerford and Peter Welby, Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Oct 6, 2015
The Selectivity of American “Countering Violent Extremism” Policies

Patrick G. Eddington, CATO Institute

Sept 30, 2015
From Jordan to Jihad: The lure of Syria’s violent extremist groups – a policy brief that is based on interviews with foreign fighters and their families to explain why Jordanians join extremist groups and offers recommendations to address recruitment

Mercy Corps

Sept 29, 2015
The Prince of Counter-Terrorism

Bruce Riedel, The Brookings Institution

Sept 29, 2015
Dispatches: How not to Keep People From Joining ISIS

Letta Tayler, Human Rights Watch

Sept 28, 2015
Countering Violent Extremism: Developing an evidence-base for policy and practice

Sara Zeiger and Anne Aly, Hedayah

Sept 22, 2015
Countering Violent Extremism: How the Latin American Experience in Violence Prevention Can Inform the Development Response to Violent Extremism in the Middle East and Beyond

Ned Littlefield and Natalie Shemwell, SSG Advisors

Sept 21, 2015
21 Groups Oppose “Strong Cities” CVE Initiative in New York, Citing Civil Liberties Concerns

The Brennan Center for Justice

Sept 21, 2015
East Africa’s Sufi Path to Countering Violent Extremism

Rashid Abdi, International Crisis Group

Sept 15, 2015
Georgia Must Reach Vulnerable Areas as ISIS Influence Spreads

Roman Terehoff, Creative Associates International

Sept 14, 2015
The Believer – an in-depth essay about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

William McCants, The Brookings Institution

Sept 1, 2015
Does CVE Work? Lessons Learned from the Global Effort to Counter Violent Extremism

Peter Romaniuk, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Sept 2015
The Role of Human Rights in Countering Violent Extremism

Human Rights First

Sept 2015
Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

Seamus Hughes, The Brookings Institution

Aug 31, 2015
Countering Violent Extremism: Falling Between the Cracks of Development and Security

Khalid Koser and Amy E. Cunningham,

Council on Foreign Relations (Emerging Voices)

Aug 26, 2015
The Threat of Terrorism and the Psychiatric Health Impacts

Anne Farthing, Quilliam Foundation

Aug 26, 2015
In and Out of Extremism: An Interview with “Abdul”

Ruth Manning, Quilliam Foundation

Aug 25, 2015
De-Constructing Islamist Narratives as a Tool to Counter-Extremism

Jacob Kishere, Quilliam Foundation

Aug 25, 2015
Extremism: Inviting the Right Guests to the Table

Erkin Abakirov and Ragini Menon, Search for Common Ground

Aug 12, 2015
CVE and building resilience in schools

Anthony Bergin, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Aug 3, 2015
Breaking the Gender Barrier for Effective CVE Solutions

Roman Terehoff, Creative Associates International

July 27, 2015
The UK and extremism: understanding the problem and owning our values

Larry Attree, Saferworld

July 22, 2015
A U.S. Humanitarian, Development and Peacebuilding Statement on the U.S. Global Countering Violent Extremism Agenda – a coalition of 41 international humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding organizations drafted a Joint Statement in response to the White House’s CVE Agenda

Mercy Corps and Alliance for Peacebuilding

July 20, 2015
Statement on CVE Act of 2015 – the Muslim Public Affairs Council warned against supporting the bill because it is “vague and lacks transparency”

Muslim Public Affairs Council

July 15, 2015
Letter regarding H.R. 2899, Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015 – a coalition of 42 human rights, civil liberties, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the House Committee on Homeland Security to express concern about the CVE Act of 2015

Brennan Center for Justice

July 10, 2015
Brief on Countering Violent Extremism – the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ perspective on CVE

Council on American-Islamic Relations

July 8, 2015
How the United States Can Help Counter Violent Extremism and Support Civil Society in Kenya

Human Rights First

July 2015
Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) Recruitment Workshop: Counter-Messaging and the Role of Disillusioned Former Fighters


June 8-10, 2015
10 More Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy

Kristin Williams, The Institute for Inclusive Security

June, 2015
Community Security: Experiences from Bangladesh 


June, 2015
Strengthening Rule of Law Responses to Counter Violent Extremism: What Role for Civil Society in South Asia?

Global Center on Cooperative Security

May 2015
The ISIS Twitter Census: Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter

J.M. Berger and Jonathon Morgan, The Brookings Institution

Mar 2015
Different Roles of Women in Countering Violent Extremism

Naureen Chowdhury Fink and Sara Zeiger, Hedayah

Feb 2015
A Strategic Plan for Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Violent Extremism

Hedieh Mirahmadi, Waleed Ziad, Mehreen Farooq, Robert D. Lamb, The Brookings Institution

Jan 2015
Dilemas of Counter-terror, Stabilisation and Statebuilding

David Keen with Larry Attree, Saferworld

Jan 2015
Guidelines and Good Practices for Developing National CVE Strategies


Global CVE Expo 2014: Summary Report


Dec 9-11, 2014
Responding to Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Sean Davis, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Nov, 2014
Webcast: Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

The Atlantic Council 

Apr 2, 2014
10 Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy

Kristin Williams, The Institute for Inclusive Security

Feb 21, 2014
Tony Blair Welcomes Global Plan to Counter Violent Extremism

Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Sept 23, 2013
A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations

Sept 2013
Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Communtiy Engagement in West Africa and the Sahel

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Jul, 2013
Reshaping United Nations Counterterrorism Efforts: Blue-Sky Thinking for Global Counterterrorism Cooperation 10 Years After 9/11

James Cockayne, Alistair Millar, David Cortright and Peter Romaniuk, Global Center on Cooperative Security

Mar, 2012
Countering and Preventing Radicalization in Indonesian Prisons

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

Feb, 2011
State and Defense Officials To Senate: Military Alone Cannot Counter Violent Extremism

Charity and Security Network

Mar 31, 2010

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