Research

Countering violent extremism (CVE) is likely to be most effective when characterized by a partnership approach involving law enforcement, intelligence agencies, other statutory organizations, and community-­‐‑based non-­‐‑governmental organizations with grassroots credibility.
As nations around the world continue their struggle against violent extremism, many are entering a new phase of deliberation. They have realized that ridding communities of existing terrorists may be a necessary goal, but it is not sufficient for long-term success.
Our “Countering Violent Extremism: The Counter-Narrative Study,” through our partnership with the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS), is the result of a year- long research project conducted by our team of former top law enforcement, intelligence, and counterterrorism officials. We traveled around the world, from Malaysia to Kenya to Norway to Northern Ireland to the United States, studying extremist and terrorist groups and interviewing their members, as well as those in government and other important stakeholders responsible for tackling the problem.

Stand Up To Terrorism
October 11, 2013

Terror can lead to despair and hatred. But in the hearts and minds of some victims, it can lead to a different place. In Alex Gibney's inspiring Public Service Announcement (PSA) on countering the narrative of terrorism we hear the heartbreaking...
In recent years, as attention has focused on understanding the processes of terrorist recruitment and radicalization, policymakers have also begun to focus on the processes of disengagement and deradicalization. What will it take to encourage extremists to walk away from their groups and give up violence as a modus operandi?