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Deradicalization

The NY-NJ Bombings Highlight Our Urgent Need for Deradicalization Programs

Daniel Koehler | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Daniel Koehler

This week, at the request of Judge Michael Davis, I testified in court about the alleged radicalization by the so-called Islamic State of six young So...

There's a city where they've figured out how to stop terrorism

Apolitical | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Since 9/11, no question has dominated the West so much as: how do you stop terrorists? Billions have been spent, wars fought and regimes changed, but ...

The Most Overlooked Resource in Fighting Violent Extremism? Moms.

Daniel Koehler | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Daniel Koehler

STUTTGART, Germany -- Counterterrorism efforts often fail to engage the families of would-be terrorists, despite their ability and eagerness to help.

Deradicalization in Refugee Camps and Beyond

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is well-documented that the longer refugees stay in camps, the greater the risks are for radicalization, which is further aggravated when the camps are overcrowded, unsanitary, and isolated with little or no access to the outside world.

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.31.2017 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Although a substantial increase in internal security personnel, intelligence gathering and sharing between the European community are critically important, they will not in and of themselves drastically stem such terrorist attacks.

Pakistan Needs Deradicalization Programs. Force Alone Won't Cure Intolerance.

Raza Rumi | Posted 03.31.2017 | World
Raza Rumi

A key lesson for Pakistan's elites is that short-term military action and executions, important as they are, are no substitute for structural reforms, especially of school curricula and religious institutions that breed intolerance and Islamic nationalism.

French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for a mome...

Donald Trump Is 'Greatest Collaborator' of ISIS

Steven Hassan | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Steven Hassan

We need a more coherent counter-terrorism response than Donald Trump's call to "close down" parts of the Internet in response to ISIS recruitment, his labeling of free speech advocates as "foolish," and his calls to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

Integration Is the Open Secret to Deradicalization

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The rise of violent extremism is only at the early stages, and if the West wants to stem the flow of volunteers to these ruthless groups, Western countries should make a concerted effort to engage and understand the nuances of their Muslim communities, especially the families from which these volunteers are coming.

Drivers of Deradicalization: Needs, Narratives, Networks

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Dealing with violent extremism occupies, these days, a top spot on the world's agenda. Like the Ebola virus, another global threat du jour, the disease of radicalization is spreading with alarming speed. A reported 20,000 foreign fighters from over 70 countries are now engaged in Syria and Iraq, including 3,000 fighters from the West.

ISIS Is a Cult That Uses Terrorism: A Fresh New Strategy

Steven Hassan | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Steven Hassan

The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.

Learning From Bin Laden's Death

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Are we safer now than we were before the launch of our massive counterterrorism effort?