Three suggestions for how advocates of ideology- and civic engagement-based approaches can make progress despite more militarized counterterrorism policies.
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Oxford's Talene Bilazarian reviews best practices from successful CVE programs in the UK and in Montgomery County, MD.
To what extent would the First Amendment allow Congress to pass a law allowing the government to target speech that encourages individual acts of terrorism, either by shutting down websites or by prosecuting the “speakers” themselves?
Colin Geraghty of Georgetown argues that the French government's response to the Paris attacks is moving in the wrong direction, playing into the narrative of the Islamic State and making the terrorism problem worse in the long-run.
The Program on Extremism at George Washington University released their report entitled ISIS in America: From Retweets to Raqqa. The report examines all cases of U.S. persons arrested, indicted, or convicted in the United States for ISIS-related activities the individual's various motivations, path to radicalization, and the degree of their tangible links to ISIS.
The United Kingdom's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation has released his annual report on the operation of the U.K.'s Terrorism Acts of 2000 and 2006.
Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, argues that prosecution is not the only—or even always the best—way to deal with homegrown violent extremists and advocates for the creation of a systematic intervention program as a viable alternative to prosecution for some cases.
The Islamic State is bringing more and more children into its ranks. Addressing that problem will require, among other things, a policy that accounts for ISIS' recruiting approach and radical ideology.
During a February congressional hearing on the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, discussion turned—as it invariably does—to the detention facility’s role in jihadist propaganda.