Tagged: violent extremism

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Countering Violent Extremism Interventions

What interventions are being used and how effective are they for countering violent extremism?  The UK-based organization, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, delves into these questions with their May 2021 report, Countering Violent Extremism Interventions: Contemporary Research.  Some key findings from their report are: Former extremists are...

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United States Federal Response to Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremist Attack Planning, 2014-2019

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University has released Racially/Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremist (RMVE) Attack Planning and United States Federal Response, 2014-2019. Based upon work by the Department of Homeland Security, this report focuses on the growth of domestic terrorism and violent extremism over the five year period of...

GNET Survey on Research Community-Tech Industry Engagement: Exploring the Role of Technology and Violent Extremism

The Global Network on Extremism & Technology has released GNET Survey on the Role of Technology in Violent Extremism and the State of Research Community – Tech Industry Engagement, a new survey that explores role of the internet and social media in violent extremism.   The report begins with a brief literature review which provide...

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Hate Crimes, Mass Casualty Attacks, and BIAS in America

The University of Maryland‘s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has released a new project evaluating the characteristics of mass casualty offenders (perpetrators who plan/execute an attack with the intention to kill or injure four or more people) and non-mass casualty offenders (perpetrators of...

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Antisemitism and Violent Extremism in America

The George Washington University’s Program on Extremism along with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center have released a new paper exploring the connection between antisemitism and violent extremism in the United States. Titled, Antisemitism as an Underlying Precursor to Violent Extremism in American Far-Right and Islamist Contexts, the...

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Overcoming Extremism in the Private and Public Sectors

The Anti-Defamation League has released the final report from the Communities Overcoming Extremism (COE) Public and Private Sector Summits. The After Charlottesville Project Final Report is a compilation of outcomes from the two conferences dealing with domestic terrorism and far-right extremism following the Charlottesville attack in 2017. Part 1, COE’s Public Sector Summit,...

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National Security Strategy Focuses on Changing Nature of Threats

The Department of Homeland Security released the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence to address the changing landscape of security challenges to the nation: These threats have become more complex, more interconnected, more intertwined with technological advances, and closer to home. The nation faces a wider variety of...

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Violent Extremists Risk Assessment: From Recruitment to Action

In a new research paper from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), Liesbeth van der Heide, Marieke van der Zwan, and Maarten van Leyenhorst compare risk assessment tools for predicting violent extremism. According to the report, there has been an increase of “violent extremist offenders (VEOs)” in Europe, which has...

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Legal Aspects of Social Media Extremism

The Program on Extremism at the George Washington University (GW) released additional papers on Online Violent Extremism as a part of the Legal Perspectives on Tech Series, commissioned in conjunction with the Congressional Counterterrorism Caucus. According to GW, the Program “provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism.”...

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Three New Papers on Online Violent Extremism from the Program on Extremism

The George Washington University Program on Extremism released three new papers on Online Violent Extremism. All deal with the complicated issue of determining and assigning who bears the legal and moral onus of countering online terrorism. “Leveraging CDA 230 to Counter Online Extremism” by Annemarie Bridy argues “that the scope...