Policy Brief on Countering Violent Extremism

Military force against violent extremism does not combat the problem at its core. Although preventive and retaliatory approaches to counterterrorism seem promising, they ultimately do not deter future uprisings, as the aim of the terrorist is to wear out its opponent. It is estimated by the

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Boko Haram’s momentum not slowed by military force

Boko Haram militants are likely responsible for three suicide bombings in Cameroon last week where 2,000 additional troops are said to be deployed. The jihad militant group, based in Nigeria, is growing in number and military force has not combated the problem successfully. With membership of between 7,000 and 10,000 the ISIS-allied group has ...

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Youth at the center of Countering Violent Extremism

One month ago, three nations were crippled by acts of violence, leading the international community to work even harder to combat violent extremism. With just hours between each incident, Tunisia, Kuwait and France became further examples of tragedies that persistently consume headlines. Today, nations struggle to find ways to prevent future attacks, similar to these. The Tunisian gunman, identified as ...

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Factors associated with Violent Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is a new policy paradigm that aims to address structural and social conditions enabling recruitment and radicalization to violent extremism. Unlike counterterrorism approaches that rely on broad security legislation or heavily-militarized responses, CVE focuses on ...

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Malian Youth Advocating for a New CVE Policy

TICVE ~ Building Peace participated at the Youth Summit and used the Summit's Youth Action Agenda as a basis to develop a Mali-specific Youth CVE Agenda in a partnership with a local ThinkTank, Think Peace Mali. The Mali-specific Youth CVE Action Agenda take into...

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