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September 23, 2014 02:28 PM

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The Narrator and the Narrative Update #4

This is the fourth in a continuing series of update messages on the SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE-sponsored seminar in Washington Tuesday, September 30, on "The Narrator and the Narrative:  The Internet and Radicalization."  Thus far, many of you have already registered for this one-day...


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Resources

  Foreign Fighter Phenomenon - eBook
  Persistent Engagement in Colombia
  Countering Online Radicalisation A Strategy for Action
  Summary - Countering Violent Extremism Working Group
  Good Fences: The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Peaceful Coexistence
  The Power of Non-State Actors

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What ISIS Is Trying to Achieve With Its Slick Videos

The grisly propaganda videos released by Islamist terrorists of the executions of innocent American hostages are coldly calculated to intimidate the terrorist group’s enemies, inspire its followers and incite further attacks against the United States and our allies.


US public diplomacy attempts to confront Islamic State

The Barack Obama administration is focusing its public diplomacy efforts on persuading “swing voters” in the Muslim world that the group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) is a bigger threat to them than US policies, the State Department’s top communications official says.


Bienvenidos, Habibi

Before he came to Colombia, all that Mohammed had ever heard about the country was "violence, drugs, and war." Certainly, when the 28-year-old Syrian fled Damascus just over a year ago, Colombia did not register as a possible place to resettle. "I never thought about South America at all," Mohammed says, sitting in an upscale apartment in


The Islamic State of Sexual Violence

the many terrifying stories emerging from Islamic State-occupied Iraq and Syria, the violence directed toward women is perhaps the most difficult to contemplate. The Islamic State's (IS) fighters are committing horrific sexual violence on a seemingly industrial scale: For example,


David Haines

The brutal beheading of David Haines, just like the previous beheadings of US journalist James Foley and Steven Sotloff, once again highlights the inhumane nature of the Islamic State (IS) and the importance of tackling this group. The terrorist killing of one British citizen by another in Syria is also a watershed in this conflict, and points to...


Opinions & Perspectives

Russia's long-range anti-extremism weapon

A new law just signed into force in Russia envisages penalties of up to 5 years imprisonment for what are termed ‘calls to extremist activity via the Internet’. With a leading Crimean Tatar newspaper deemed extremist for using such unkind words as ‘annexation’ and ‘Russian occupation’, the dangers...

Before the Next ISIS, We Need Nonviolent Counterterrorism Strategies

A relatively new group engaging in non-state political violence, ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, recently called for the creation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria and a continuation and strengthening of jihad during Ramadan, according to a video that emerged through social media.

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