CVE Digest: Prevention & Reintegration



Countering Violent Extremism is a Contest of Ideas

Nathan A. Sales, The Columbus Dispatch

July 26, 2018
Simply Removing All Extremist Content Won’t Stop Radicalization

Craig McCann, Huffington Post

July 24, 2018
Does reintegrating jihadists into society help curb extremist acts?

Peter Knoope, Mail and Guardian

July 2, 2018
Compounding Violent Extremism? When Efforts to Prevent Violence Backfire

Jessica Trisko Darden, War on the Rocks

June 6, 2018
Returning IS Fighters in the Balkans: Beyond the Immediate Security Threat

Ebi Spahiu, Jamestown Foundation

May 18, 2018
She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?

Allisa J. Rubin, The New York Times

January 11, 2018
To Al-Shabaab and Back

Anna Tervahartiala, Elm Magazine

December 21, 2017
Religion and ethnicity are not indicators of extremism

Denys Riva, ISS Today

October 20, 2017
OSCE official urges countries to fight terror while observing human rights


October 17, 2017
Why more groups are calling on comedy to counter violent extremism

Kelli Rogers, Devex

October 3, 2017
To prevent violent extremism, we must teach peace

Irina Bokova, CNN

September 27, 2017
Ghana needs “inclusive nationalism” to deal with ethnic clashes

Ghana News Agency

August 4, 2017
Drivers of Radicalisation: Why Aid Organisations Should Reassess Their Programming Procedures

Al Bawaba News

August 2, 2017
Khalid Koser: Breaking the cycle of radicalisation

Al Jazeera

July 29, 2017
What Should Europe Do With the Children of ISIS?

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, The New York Times

July 23, 2017
YouTube Will Now Redirect Searches For Extremist Videos To Anti-Terrorist Playlists
Geoff Weiss, Tubefilter
July 20, 2017
How to Deradicalise Someone

Sarah Marsden, The Conversation

June 26, 2017
What Trump’s Fight Against Extremism Can Learn From LA’s Counter-Gang Strategy

Jacqueline Sutherland, Huffington Post

June 5, 2017
The Manchester Attack and the Difficulty of Prevention

Henry Wilkens, The Atlantic

May 24, 2017
PVE Online Platform

Geneva Center for Security Policy

April 2017
Stopping the next London attacker or Orlando shooter

Matthew Levitt, The Hill

April 07, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Google working with UK on counter-extremism

Simon Hooper, Middle East Eye

March 28, 2017
How People Become Terrorists

Rachelle Hampton, New America

March 02, 2016
The Role of Psychiatrists in Countering Violent Extremism

By Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, MBA, MA, Kryst Cedeño, and Kamaldeep Bhui, MD, Psychiatric Times

February 27, 2017
Mothers key to preventing radicalisation
The Daily Star
February 15, 2017
The Urban And Educated Jihadists Of South Asia – Analysis

Abdul Basit, Eurasia Review

January 13, 2017
Education alone doesn’t prevent terrorism. Here’s what else you need.

Beza Tesfaye, Washington Post

January 05, 2017
We Don’t Talk About ‘Radicalization’ When an Attacker Isn’t Muslim. We Should.

Jack Hitt, New York Times Magazine

December 06, 2016
Preventing Violent Extremism: The KOFF Peacebuilding Magazine


November 2016
Stopping the cycle of violent extremism in Syria has nothing to do with religion

Lianna Brinded, Business Insider

August 23, 2016
This is how you stop a violent extremist

Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star

August 20, 2016
Violent Extremism & Human Rights: A Path to Prevention

Georgia Holmer, United States Institute of Peace

August 16, 2016
Who is an Extremist? UK Faces Legal Challenge Over Strategy to Stop Radicals

Michael Holden, Reuters

August 17, 2016
Countering the Narrative: Understanding Terrorist’s Influence and Tactics, Analyzing Opportunities for Intervention, and Delegitimizing the Attraction to Extremism

Jordan Isham and Lorand Bodo, Small Wars Journal

August 16, 2016
Leaked ISIS Documents: The Majority of Recruits Knew Nothing About Islam

David Choi, Business Insider

August 15, 2016
Talking Back: Countering Terrorist Narratives May Reduce Recruitment

Matt Swayne, Penn State News

August 9, 2016
Terrorism, the Lone Wolf, and the Law

Dr. Andre Gerolymatos, The National Herald

August 9, 2016
Radical Thinking: Can Violent Extremism be Prevented by Addressing Mental Health?

Jessica J. Steventon, Open Democracy

August 10, 2016
“I Did Not Know I Was Being Radicalized”: Understanding Violent Extremism

Selline Korir, Global Communities

August 10, 2016
Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues and Opportunities

Regional Cooperation Council

August 9, 2016
Cops Alone Can’t Stop Terrorism

Therese Raphael, Bloomberg

August 8, 2016
Opportunities and Challenges for Mobilizing Resources for Preventing Violent Extremism

The Prevention Project and The Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund

June 21, 2016
Building Off-Ramps and Reintegrating Foreign Fighters and Terrorist Offenders: Challenges and Opportunities

The Prevention Project, George Washington University Program on Extremism, and the Global Center on Cooperatvie Security

June 9, 2016
Communities First: A National Prevention Network to Defeat ISIS

Eric Rosand, The Hill

August 2, 2016
How Big Data Will Stop Violent Extremism

Ross Frenett, Newsweek

August 4, 2016
State Department Looks to Combat African Terrorism with Prevention Program

John Grady, U.S. Naval Institute News

August 2, 2016
Conference Seeks to Prevent Violent Extremism

Cleveland State University

August 1, 2016
How ISIS Defectors Can Help Us Beat Terror

Anne Speckhard and Ahmet S. Yayla, Time Magazine

August 1, 2016
Tech Giants Target Terrorist Propaganda

Sam Schechner, Wall Street Journal

July 31, 2016
Search Engines’ Role in Radicalisation Must be Challenged, Finds Study

Patrick Wintour, The Guardian

July 28, 2016
Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself

Benedict Carey, New York Times

July 26, 2016
Identifying Warning Behaviors of the Individual Terrorist

J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

April 8, 2016
Terrorism: The Jihad-Crime Nexus

Peter Bergen, CNN

July 17, 2016
To Combat Terrorism, Tackle Mental Illness

Liah Greenfeld, New York Times

July 15, 2016
How a Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away from ISIS

Hanna Rosin, NPR

July 15, 2016
Side Event of the Review of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy

Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

July 8, 2016
Promising Practices for Using Community Policing to Prevent Violent Extremism: How to Create and Implement a Community Outreach Program

Elizabeth Miller, Jessica Toliver, and David Schanzer, National Institute of Justice, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Police Executive Research Forum

June 21, 2016
Inside the Secret Somalia Rehab Camp for Former Shabab Members

Michelle Shepard, The Star

June 25, 2016
800 repentant Boko Haram insurgents undergoing training


May 9, 2016
Boko Haram using loans to recruit members in face of crackdown

Isaac Abrak, The Guardian

May 9, 2016
The Women Who Escaped Boko Haram

Helena Cavendish de Moura, Special to CNN

Apr 13, 2016
Motivations and Empty Promises: Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian Youth

Mercy Corps

Feb, 2016
CVE Efforts Must Embrace Good Development Programming 

Roman Terehoff, Creative Associates International

Jan 26, 2016
Fighting Extremism In Morocco Starting With At-Risk Kids

Eric Westervelt, New Hampshire Public Radio

Dec 18, 2015
Homeland Security Office Uses Community Outreach To Fight Violent Extremism

Ari Shapiro, NPR

Dec 18, 2015
This filmmaker makes a crucial point on Muslim leaders’ struggle to stop radicalization

Max Fisher, VOX

Dec 18, 2015
Empowering Young People to Prevent Violent Extremism

Kofi Annan Foundation

Dec 3, 2015
Three Kinds of People Return Home After Joining the Islamic State — And They Must All Be Treated Differently

Amarnath Amarasingam, VICE News

Dec 3, 2015
ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa

Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes, Program on Extremism, The George Washington University

December 2015
The Prevention Component of CVE

Nicole (Bailey) Sbitani, International Affairs Review, The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University

Nov 29, 2015
Mobilizing Against a Preeminent Challenge of the 21st Century: Countering Violent Extremism

Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Department of State

Nov 20, 2015
Who becomes a terrorist?

Tara Sonenshine, The Hill

Nov 20, 2015
Counter violent extremism expert shares fresh perspective

Raj Kumar, Devex

Nov 20, 2015
Re-examining Countering Violent Extremism Strategy After the Paris Attacks

Neil Hicks, Human Rights First, in The Huffington Post

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

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

Nov 16, 2015
Confessions of an ISIS Spy, Part 2: Spies Like ISIS

Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast

Nov 16, 2015
Confessions of an ISIS Spy, Part 1: An Appointment in Istanbul

Michael Weiss, The Daily Beast

Nov 15, 2015
FBI website to prevent ‘extremism’ targets US Muslims

Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera America

Nov 3, 2015
To tackle jihadis, French activist says, ditch reason

Pauline Mevel and Chine Labbe, Reuters

Nov 3, 2015
‘It’s up to us to stop these Muslim girls making the worst mistake of their lives’

Alex Preston, The Guardian

Oct 28, 2015
The critical role of friends in networks for countering violent extremism: toward a theory of vicarious help-seeking

Michael J. Williams, John G. Horgan and William P. Evans, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression

Oct 27, 2015
Britain’s counterterror strategy just got worse

Rachel Shabi, Al Jazeera

Oct 26, 2015
The Real Power of ISIS

Scott Atran, The Daily Beast

Oct 25, 2015
Media sensationalism ‘helping terrorists’

Arab News

Oct 22, 2015
What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

Lydia Wilson, The Nation

Oct 21, 2015
Deradicalisation makes headlines but Muslim initiatives win young minds

Michael Safi, The Guardian

Oct 21, 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
UNESCO’s Role in Promoting Education as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism


Oct 7, 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
To turn tables on ISIS at home, start asking unsettling questions, expert says

Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor

Oct 2, 2015
OIC Secretary General Announces Establishment of Messaging Center to Counter Extremist Propaganda and OIC Center for Cyber Security

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Oct 1, 2015
Life in the ‘Islamic State’: Women

Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post

Oct 1, 2015
Investing in Education and Young People to Counter Violent Extremism


Sept 30, 2015
Ex-extremist group recruiter becomes peace activist

Mateen Hafeez, The Times of India

Sept 30, 2015
FBI tactics to unearth ISIS recruits: effective or entrapment?

Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor

Sept 30, 2015
Final Report of the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel

U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee

Sept 29, 2015
Four Lessons for Fighting Extremists – Without Guns

Nancy Lindborg and David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

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

Letta Tayler, Human Rights Watch

Sept 28, 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
ISIS Defectors Reveal Disillusionment

Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, New York Times

Sept 20, 2015
Why ISIS fights

Martin Chulov, The Guardian

Sept 17, 2015
Safe Communities Institute shares insights on homegrown violent extremism with European leaders

Matthew Kredell, USC News

Sept 9, 2015
The Dos and Don’ts of Deradicalizing Violent Extremists

Ron Synovitz, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

Sept 6, 2015
Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

Seamus Hughes, The Brookings Institution

Aug 31, 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
ISIS is crushing the US in the war for the internet. Here’s a better way to fight back.

Christina Nemr, The Week

Aug 24, 2015
Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly, Tech Crunch

Aug 23, 2015
How families can counter the pull of violent extremism

Michelle Walrond, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Aug 19, 2015
The Jihadi Who Came in From the Cold

Vero Mironova, Ahmet Mhidi and Sam Whitt, Foreign Policy

Aug 10, 2015
Fight Back Against ISIL by Creating a Video Like #NotAnotherBrother

Jonathan Russell, Huffington Post

Aug 5, 2015
From Conflict in the Streets to Peace in the Society

James Rupert, USIP

Aug 5, 2015
Afghan Youth and Extremists: Why Are Extremists’ Narratives So Appealing?

Belquis Ahmadi, USIP

Aug 4, 2015
Media coverage of terrorism ‘leads to further violence’

Jamie Doward, The Guardian

Aug 1, 2015
Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Stemming the Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters”

United Nations

July 28, 2015
Contribution of the Republic of Slovenia to the fight against Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans

Republic of Slovenia at the Special Meeting of UN Counter-Terrorism Committee in Madrid

July 2015
The Human Tinderbox in the Middle East

Samuel R. Berger, Foreign Policy

June 10, 2015
Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) Recruitment Workshop: Counter-Messaging and the Role of Disillusioned Former Fighters


June 8-10, 2015
How This Clever Imam Has Kept Americans From Joining The Islamic State

Igor Volsky and Victoria Fleischer, Think Progress

June 4, 2015
What to Do When Foreign Fighters Come Home

Georgia Holmer, USIP, in Foreign Policy

June 1, 2015
Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism: A Community-Policing Approach

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

February 2014
Terrorists Are Made, Not Born: Creating Terrorists Using Social Psychological Conditioning

Anthony Stahelski, Journal of Homeland Security

March 2004


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