Tagged: domestic extremism

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RAND Report on Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the Military

In recent years, news headlines have highlighted the involvement of current or former U.S. military personnel in protest violence; supremacist groups; the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and other forms of violent extremism spanning different political and ideological spectra. The threat of extremism is not new, but...

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What Do Former Extremists and Their Families Say About Radicalization and Deradicalization in America?

Who is at risk of joining violent extremist organizations? How do they find groups of like-minded people to join with? Can families and friends recognize whether someone is becoming radicalized? How do individuals change their minds and walk away from extremism? What can communities do to stop the growth of...

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Challenges in Addressing Domestic Violent Extremism

Mitchell D. Silber’s recently published report for the Atlantic Council titled “Domestic Violent Extremism and the Intelligence Challenge,”  offers a deep dive into the intelligence challenges exposed by the January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot event. According  Silber, “intelligence collection did not fail. In fact, it was robust. Rather, the failure was...

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Domestic Terrorism Threat: Analyzing the Q Conspiracy

The Soufan Center has released Quantifying the Q Conspiracy: ‘A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Threat Posed by QAnon,’ a special report demonstrating QAnon’s potential to threaten national security and  encourage domestic violence. At the core of this organization is the belief that  “the ‘Deep State,’ led by a cabal...

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Assessing the Threat of Domestic Violent Extremism

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice released an unclassified joint threat assessment on the elevated threat of domestic violent extremists (DVE) this year. The report, Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021, states that a number of contributing factors...

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DHS Assesses Threats to National Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a comprehensive report on threats to American security. The October 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) is specifically intended for public consumption, and factors in all of the new challenges DHS faces in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic. The inaugural report...

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American Extremism: White Supremacists

The Counter Extremism Project‘s (CEP) report on White Supremacy Groups in the United States is an expansive list of the different types of racial elitist groups operating in the U.S. since the inception of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in 1865. The report identifies 199 known white supremacist groups, separated...

HSDL: Focusing on Pressing Issues and Beyond

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) hosted the 12th Annual Homeland Defense & Security Education Summit in Monterey, California on October 30th to November 1st. The theme for this year’s event was “Public Interest Security: Leveraging Education to Connect Policy and Operations with American...