Katerina Papatheodorou

kpapatheodorouguest's picture

Katerina Papatheodorou’s research focuses on radicalization and efforts focused on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) in Europe and the United States.

Subscribe to this Lawfare contributor via RSS.

Foreign Policy Essay

Preventing, Not Just Countering, Violent Extremism

Editor’s Note: Programs to counter (or, if you prefer, prevent) violent extremism are much talked about but rarely implemented. The Obama administration did some initial exploratory efforts, but even these small programs are on the chopping block in the Trump administration. Katerina Papatheodorou contends that this is a mistake: High levels of extremism make these programs necessary, and there are multiple models that offer lessons for the United States.

***

Foreign Policy Essay

What CVE Can Learn from Guerrilla Marketing

Editor’s Note: The Islamic State is weakened militarily, but many of the ideas it champions remain strong. In addition, the group continues to spread its message both virtually and in face-to-face settings. Katerina Papatheodorou of GWU's Program on Extremism argues that the United States and its allies can, and must, do better at blending online and offline efforts as part of their strategy to counter violent extremism.

***