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Resources from the United Nations

CTED Trends Report

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UNSCR 2178

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UNSCR 2396

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Resources from The Soufan Center

Beyond the Caliphate: Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees

As the so-called Islamic State (IS) loses territorial control of its caliphate, there is little doubt that the group or something similar will survive the worldwide campaign against it. As long as the conditions that allowed the group to exist in the first place remain … Continue reading

The Forgotten War: The Ongoing Disaster in Yemen

The humanitarian and security catastrophe in Yemen may result in a global security crisis, as the country further devolves into sectarianism and violent groups gain even stronger footholds. Both the security and humanitarian crises must be considered together, as the lack of attention to one will almost certainly aggravate and increase the other … Continue reading

Syria: The Humanitarian-Security Nexus

As the Syrian civil war marks its sixth anniversary in March 2017, the plight of Syrian civilians who have been forced to flee their home country over the past six years continues to worsen. The debate around how to most effectively confront the Syrian refugee … Continue reading

Foreign Fighters

In June 2014, The Soufan Group (TSG) released its initial Foreign Fighters in Syria report, which identified approximately 12,000 foreign fighters from 81 countries. Nearly eighteen months later, despite sustained international effort to contain the Islamic State and stem the flow of militants traveling to … Continue reading

Foreign Fighters in Syria

Over 12,000 fighters from at least 81 countries have joined the civil war in Syria, and the numbers continue to grow. Around 2,500 are from Western countries, including most members of the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. There are also … Continue reading

The Islamic State

The self-styled Islamic State is an accident of history, emerging from multiple social, political, and economic tensions in the Middle East and beyond. It has challenged the territorial divisions imposed on the region following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire by carving out for itself … Continue reading

Resources from QIASS

Countering Violent Extremism: The Counter Narrative Study

QIASS – CVE_Community Engagement Programmes in Europe – February, 2012
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Leveraging Terrorism Dropouts to Counter Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia

QIASS – Leveraging Terrorist Dropouts_Susan Sim – January, 2013
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Countering Violent Extremism: Community Engagement Programs in Europe

QIASS – CVE_Community Engagement Programmes in Europe – February, 2012
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