countering violent extremism

The World Post
The challenges are interwoven and messy. So what can we do to prevent youth from being driven to violence as a means of expression
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1. An Independent Narrative: Ideas and ideals conveyed on the channels are not defined in opposition to an extremist ideology
Impact
In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
The World Post
It is encouraging, therefore, that several Arab governments are growing more open to a frank discussion of their security
Impact
What is your greatest fear? According to Pew Research Survey, Americans said their #1 global threat is - ISIS. This is remarkable given that the U.S. Government spends $9 million daily to fight ISIS.
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The case for greater U.S. engagement in the Middle East does not rest on the neo-colonial idea that the United States has a duty to save the Middle East from itself. The United States' own national interests are inextricably bound up with events in the region.
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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.
Politics
In its recent survey of attitudes of government performance, the Pew Research Center posed a question to a wide swath of Americans: What is the secret of America's success as a nation?
Politics
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.
Impact
The political discourse of this year's presidential election is characterized by single stories. These single stories are dramatically changing group dynamics in the U.S. and abroad, widening gaps amongst already polarized communities and ethnicities.
Politics
The administration's Middle East policy demonstrates that if the United States does not lead multilateral efforts to promote positive change, no one else will, allowing unresolved problems to fester and spread instability.
The World Post
This week, the U.S. State Department has taken a significant step forward by announcing that it will place greater emphasis on development aid in its CVE efforts. A joint strategy that will better coordinate State Department CVE projects with USAID should bring new substance to public diplomacy that has CVE potential.
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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.
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Click to see a video of Secretary Jeh Johnson's speech. Countering Violent Extremism is essentially President Obama's initiative
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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.
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The concept of "health as a bridge for peace" may be resonating in this county, which has seen the scourge of internecine conflicts and cross border attacks.
Religion
They would probably be threatened with a Section 1983 and Bivens lawsuit alleging they are violating the First Amendment
Politics
A recently re-published military policy paper typifies how the president's words -- no matter how strong -- don't always align with his administration's policies and practices, especially when it comes to countering violent extremism (CVE).
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While it may create a small window of opportunity, much like the Libyan uprising did in 2011, it will mean nothing more than the paper it is written on unless we listen to those on the ground.