CVE in America


How Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric has tainted even well-intentioned efforts to address extremist violence

The Times Editorial Board, The LA Times

July 7, 2018
Countering Violent Extremism Programs in the Trump Era

Faiza Patel and Andrew Lindsay, Brennan Center for Justice

June 15, 2018
Is US Losing a Key Part of the War on Terror?

Jeff Seldin, Voice of America

September 12, 2017
Losing Hearts and Minds

Benjamin Powers, New Republic

September 11, 2017
When It Comes to CVE, the United States Stands to Learn a Lot from Others. Will It?

Eric Rosand, Lawfare

September 10, 2017
Save the Terrorism Prevention Toolkit

George Selim and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, War on the Rocks

August 28, 2017
After Charlottesville Attack, Baldwin and Twenty-Three Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration’s De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts

Tammy Baldwin. Urban Milwaukee

August 19, 2017
Congress needs a bipartisan panel on violent extremism. Now.

Eric Rosand, The Hill

August 16, 2017
Dems may force fight to fund groups combatting neo-Nazis

Melanie Zanona, The Hill

August 16, 2017
No Life After Hate? The Trum administration recently stopped funding a group that combats white supremacism

Lila MacLellan, Quartz

August 14, 2017
Trump says he’s committed to fighting white supremacy. His policies say otherwise.

Dara Lind, Vox

August 14, 2017
A Minnesota Mosque was bombed- and America’s failed anti extremism policies are to blame

Sarah A. Harvard, Mic

August 8, 2017
Government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Approach Continues to Single Out Muslims

Amineh Safi, Davis Vanguard

August 5, 2017
Domestic terror threat remains serious five years after Sikh massacre

Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center

August 4, 2017
The Resignation of George Selim and the Implications for CVE in the U.S.

Eric Rosand, Just Security

August 4, 2017
Former neo-Nazi talks about ways to combat extremism

Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune

March 30, 2017
The U.S. government’s program to counter violent extremism needs an overhaul

Erroll Southers, LA Times

March 21, 2017
U.S. Officials See Terror Intervention as Possible Future Model

Nicole Hong, Wall Street Journal

March 07, 2017
Here’s one way of fighting terrorism that the U.S. may be rethinking under Trump

Abby Sewall, LA Times

March 05, 2017
Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources

Julia Edwards Ainsley, Dustin Volz and Kristina Cooke, Reuters

February 02, 2017
Can Trump Harness the Private Sector to Stop Violent Extremism?

Eric Rosand and Alistair Miller, Lawfare

January 29, 2017
NEMA Using Public Health Approach to Counter-Terrorism

Michael Shively, News Channel Nebraska

January 27, 2017
Two Minneapolis nonprofits get federal grants to counter extremism

Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune

January 13, 2017
UNC-Chapel Hill is biggest beneficiary as U.S. awards millions to aid fight against extremists

Hannah Allam, News & Observer

January 13, 2017
APNewsBreak: Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches

Associated Press

December 08, 2016
Homegrown terror: One year after San Bernardino, are we safer?

Austin Cross and A Martinez, 89.3 KPCC

December 02, 2016
Homegrown extremism is the ‘most prevalent threat’ says DHS secretary

Leandra Bernstein, WBST 22

November 30, 2016
New Report Recommends $1B for U.S. Soft Power Initiative to Curb Violent Extremism

John Grady, U.S. Naval Institute News

November 15, 2016
CVE for White People: The Trumpist Movement and the Radicalization Process

Quinta Jerecic, Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

November 4, 2016
Cruel Intentions: Female Jihadists in America

Audrey Alexander, GWU

November 2016
FBI’s Online Anti-Extremism Effort Meets Resistance

Dan Frosch, Wall Street Journal

October 17, 2016

Murtaz Hussain, Cora Currier, The Intercept

October 11, 2016
In Times of Suspicion, Trust Your Community

Justin Hienz, US News and World Report

October 07, 2016
The Questionable Science Behind Government Terrorist-Prevention Efforts

Aviva Stahl, Vice

October 05, 2016
The new face of terrorism is homegrown

By Deepa Bharath, OC Register

October 05, 2016
Investigators said they killed for ISIS. But were they different from ‘regular’ mass killers?

Abigail Hauslohner, Joel Achenbach and Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post

September 23, 2016
The NYC Bombing Highlights Our Urgent Need for Deradicalization Programs

Daniel Koehler, Huffington Post

September 22, 2016
Experts See No Single Explanation for ‘Lone Wolf’ Terror Attacks

Alan Cullison, Wall Street Journal

September 22, 2016
Homeland Security Chief Is Hijacking the Tragedy of 9/11 to Boost His Mass Surveillance Agenda

Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

September 12, 2016
Homeland Security Secretary Addresses Anxiety of US Muslims, But More Needs to be Done

Meryl Chetoff, Huffington Post

September 08, 2016
Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits

Andy Greenberg, Wired

September 7, 2016
How Minnesota cops are making Mogadishu safer — and why it matters for Minnesota

Ibrahim Hirsi, MinnPost

August 31, 2016
George Washington University hires a former al-Qaeda recruiter

Susan Svrluga, Washington Post

September 1, 2016
A need for ‘belonging’ led Virginia man to the Islamic State

Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

September 1, 2016
What’s in a name? Governments recast anti-extremism efforts

Philip Marcelo, San Luis Obispo Tribune

August 25, 2016
Suspicion in America: Creating a Problem for a Solution

Ryan Suto, Fair Observer

August 23, 2016
Who Can Stop a Jihadi? Try His Mom.

Daniel Koehler, Houston Chronicle

July 20, 2016
The Uniform is the Target, Extremism is the Threat

Erroll Southers, The Hill

July 18, 2016
House Republicans Unveil Counterterrorism Legislation

Ludmilla Savelieff, Kameron Simmons, and Clark Kent Ervin, The National Law Review

July 11, 2016
Governor Cuomo Announces Over $24 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Terrorism in New York State Grants

Governor’s Press Office, New York

July 7, 2016
What the Americans Drawn to ISIS had in Common

Karen Yourish and Jasmine C. Lee, The New York Times

July 6, 2016
ISIS and the Lonely American

Rukmini Callimachi, The New York Times

June 27, 2016
How a Muslim Advocacy Group in Florida is Doing What the Government has so far Failed to do

Abigail Hauslohner, The Washington Post

July 4, 2016
The Terrorism Fight Needs Silicon Valley

Michael R. Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal

June 29, 2016
RIT Students Social Media Campaign to Fight Terrorism Wins National Award


June 27, 2016
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE): A Resource Page

Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

Updated intermittently
American ISIS Recruits Down, but Encryption Is Helping Terrorists’ Online Efforts, Says FBI Director

Kate O’Keefe, Wall Street Journal

May 11, 2016
When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University

May 2, 2016
Mixed Messages: How the media covers “violent extremism” and what you can do about it

American Friends Service Committee

Mar 2016
The Attack on American Muslims

Chase Madar & Wadie E. Said

Mar 20, 2016
Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism?

Susan Hennessey, Lawfare

Feb 5, 2016
U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists

Julia Harte, Reuters

Feb 4, 2016
Brennan Center Files Suit to Make “Countering Violent Extremism” Records Public

Brennan Center for Justice

Jan 29, 2016
America’s Muddled Approach to Fighting ISIS

Just Security

Jan 28, 2016
2015 Sees Dramatic Spike In Islamic Extremism Arrests

Anti-defamation League

Jan 4, 2016
Homeland Security Office Uses Community Outreach To Fight Violent Extremism

Ari Shapiro, NPR

Dec 18, 2015
ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa

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

December 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
ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism

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

Nov 16, 2015
FBI website to prevent ‘extremism’ targets US Muslims

Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera America

Nov 3, 2015
Why The FBI Is Suspending Its Anti-Extremism Program

Jack Jenkins, Think Progress

Nov 2, 2015
DHS Finalizes Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism

David Olive, Security Debrief

Oct 20, 2015
Is the Countering Violent Extremism program comparable to Minnesota HEALS?

Jamal Abdulahi, Star Tribune

Oct 19, 2015
Dept. of Justice Appoints Domestic Terrorism Counsel to Focus on ‘Extremists’

Ryan Haas, JP Updates

Oct 18, 2015
To turn tables on ISIS at home, start asking unsettling questions, expert says

Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor

Oct 2, 2015
Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ in U.S.

Pamela Geller, Breitbart

Oct 2, 2015
The Selectivity of American “Countering Violent Extremism” Policies

Patrick G. Eddington, CATO Institute

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

Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor

Sept 30, 2015
New York City to Join U.S. Anti-Terrorist Program Criticized by Rights Groups

Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times

Sept 29, 2015
We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

Raymond William Baker, Salon

Sept 26, 2015
Religion-Based Suspicion Masquerading as Counterterrorism Has No Place in America

Danielle Jefferis, American Civil Liberties Union

Sept 24, 2015
21 Groups Oppose “Strong Cities” CVE Initiative in New York, Citing Civil Liberties Concerns

The Brennan Center for Justice

Sept 21, 2015
Somalis in Minnesota question counter-extremism program targeted at Muslims

Amanda Sperber, The Guardian

Sept 14, 2015
In Maryland, faith leaders and law enforcement fight radicalization

Aaron Miguel Cantu, Al Jazeera America

Sept 12, 2015
Safe Communities Institute shares insights on homegrown violent extremism with European leaders

Matthew Kredell, USC News

Sept 9, 2015
Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

Seamus Hughes, The Brookings Institution

Aug 31, 2015
A U.S. Humanitarian, Development and Peacebuilding Statement on the U.S. Global Countering Violent Extremism Agenda

Mercy Corps and Alliance for Peacebuilding

July 20, 2015
Counter-Extremism or Ethnic Profiling? Congress Can’t Decide

Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post

July 16, 2015
H.R. 2899 – CVE Act

Representative Michael T. McCaul, US Congress

July 15, 2015
Statement on CVE Act of 2015

Muslim Public Affairs Council

July 15, 2015
The un-American Way to Tackle Extremism

Arjun Singh Sethi, CNN

July 14, 2015
Letter regarding H.R. 2899, Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015

Brennan Center for Justice

July 10, 2015
Law Enforcement Assessment of the Violent Extremism Threat 

Charles Kurzman and David Schanzer 

June 25, 2015
How This Clever Imam Has Kept Americans From Joining The Islamic State

Igor Volsky and Victoria Fleischer, Think Progress

June 4, 2015
Countering Violent Extremism in America

Lorenzo Vidino and Seamus Hughes, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University

June 2015
Homeland Security Chief Hears Skepticism on Effort to Identify Extremists

Liz Robbins, New York Times

May 7, 2015
The ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ program institutionalizes injustice against Somalis

Kadra Abdi, Ayantu Ayana, Ramla Bile, Mohamed H. Mohamed, Julia Nekessa Opoti

May 1, 2015
Homegrown Islamic Extremism in 2014: The Rise of ISIS & Sustained Online Recruitment

Anti-defamation League

April 22, 2015
Foreign Fighters: Terrorist Recruitment and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programs in Minneapolis-St. Paul

National Center of Excellence for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern California

April 2015
Pilot Programs are Key to Our Countering Violent Extremism Efforts

Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice

February 18, 2015
Trying to counter extremism at home, U.S. faces a risk: Sowing more mistrust

Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

February 16, 2015
Is Your Child a Terrorist? U.S. Government Questionnaire Rates Families at Risk for Extremism

Murtaza Hussain, Cora Currier, and Jana Winter, The Intercept

February 9, 2015
FACT SHEET: The Los Angeles Framework for Countering Violent Extremism

Department of Homeland Security

February 2015
FACT SHEET: A Framework for Prevention and Intervention Strategies – Incorporating Violent Extremism into Violence Prevention Efforts

Department of Homeland Security

February 2015
Spies Among Us: How Community Outreach Programs to Muslims Blur Lines Between Outreach and Intelligence

Cora Currier, The Intercept

Jan 21, 2015
Report on the National Summit on Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism

Stevan Weine and William Braniff

Homegrown Islamic Extremism in 2013: The Perils of Online Recruitment & Self-Radicalization Anti-defamation League

Anti-defamation League

March 17, 2014
Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

Barack Obama, President of the United States of America

August 2011


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