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#Violent Extremism

Preventing Violent Extremism: Turning A Threat Into An Opportunity For The Private Sector

Dr. Khalid Koser | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Dr. Khalid Koser

The opportunity has arrived for the private sector to play its part and assist in shaping holistic local, national, regional, and global responses to the rise of violent extremism, if for no other reason than the compelling business case.

How The Threat Of Violent Extremism Manifests Online

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

The generation most at risk are the first generation to grow up more technologically literate than their parents and teachers. They live their lives almost constantly connected to digital devices.

From Attraction to Action -- How Young People Are Radicalized

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

In the search for 'what makes young people vulnerable to radicalization', there are many push pull factors we can consider: home life, culture, politics, religion, criminality, social ills and the very children themselves - what on earth is wrong with them?!

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.

Will New Anti-Corruption Efforts Strengthen the Fight Against Violent Extremism?

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Neil Hicks

Secretary Kerry has emphasized the need to prevent corruption from taking root and has identified the importance of empowering citizens to hold governments and security forces accountable.

The Global Crisis Of Leadership

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

We have yet to find any leader, and I challenge anyone to name one, who can rise to meet these awesome challenges we face today. A leader who stands above human frailty, shortcomings, and failings.

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.30.2016 | 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.

ACLU Sues Obama For Targeting Muslims After He Decried Targeting Muslims

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, seeking information about government programs that unfairly target Musl...

To Prevent Another San Bernardino, Muslims Could Partner with Police

David Schanzer | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
David Schanzer

We believe a promising way to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States is to build partnerships between police departments and communities whose members may be vulnerable to recruitment to violent extremism.

Uniting to Prevent Violent Extremism

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Ban Ki-moon

This month, I presented to the United Nations General Assembly a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, which takes a practical and comprehensive approach to address the drivers of this menace. It focuses on violent extremism which can be conducive to terrorism.

Malala: a Moderate Muslim Voice Trump Would Block

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

If Donald Trump had his way, Malala wouldn't be allowed to enter the US. Fortunately, Trump's hateful bluster is just that, because Malala Yousafzai...

Obama's Tricky Balancing Act In Getting Muslim Americans To Fight Radicalization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Muslim American officials and even some experts on violent extremism aren't entirely sold on a recent push by the Obama administration f...

A Real Plan for Defeating ISIL

David L. Phillips | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

President Barack Obama presented his strategy for defeating ISIL in an address to the nation from the Oval Office yesterday evening. Other than recognizing the seriousness of the threat, which was heartening after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Obama offered nothing new.

Five Lessons from the Paris Tragedy

David Harris | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
David Harris

Yesterday's tragic events in Paris should be another urgent wake-up call that, whether we live in France or elsewhere, our world needs, and is worth, defending.

5 Truths About Counterterrorism Presidential Candidates Should Keep in Mind

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Before jumping on the "tough on terrorism" bandwagon, candidates should reflect on the lessons learned in the 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and consider what actually works to counter this global problem - and what doesn't.

Transforming Mandera County's Deadly Reputation For Maternal Health

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

For many women in Mandera County a hard to reach, insecure and arid part of North Eastern Kenya, the story of life from childhood to adulthood is one about sheer pain and struggle for survival.

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.

Crime-Tracking Service Wrongly Calls Abortion 'Murder'

Hans Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Longtime advocates for privacy and access to reproductive health care found the use of the phrase "murder by abortion" in local data appearing on CrimeMapping.com to be disturbing. The label seems to invoke shame and humiliation.

CVE in the US: More Harm Than Good

James Zogby | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

While CVE is new, the idea of adopting programs and practices that may sound good but have no empirical justification, is tragically par for the course--especially when it comes to dealing Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security.

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

It's on Us to Stop Americans From Joining ISIS

Wardah Khalid | Posted 06.12.2016 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

News of the latest American arrested for attempting to join ISIS in Syria hit extremely close to home for me. 20 year old Asher Abid Khan, who was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, was a member of my mosque in Houston, Texas.

MYHACK: Harnessing Creativity to Prevent Radicalisation

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

The head of ASIO recently issued a call to arms for families to spot teenagers on the path to radicalisation. The Director General of Security has sai...

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.

The Shortcut to Deradicalization Is the Long Road

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.

Turkey's Best Asset to Tackle ISIS: Ankara or America?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There is no Hizmet Movement plan to take over Ankara, no desire to rule the religious roost. In fact, in my meeting with Islamic scholar and preacher Fethullah Gulen, America was lauded for its religious freedoms. That was the model offered up. Not a Muslim state but a state where all religions are supported in their practice. Turkish President Erdogan should take note.