Countering Violent Extremism


Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2020

January 12, 2021


PERIPHERAL VISION: Views from the Borderlands sheds light on how political, security and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, reversely, how border dynamics shape change and transition at the national level. In this Fall 2020 issue, we cover: Local conflict drivers and violent extremism in the Southern… Read more


Understanding Violent Extremism: Messaging and Recruitment Strategies on Social Media in the Philippines

February 13, 2019


Violent extremist activity on social media in the Philippines is a relatively new phenomenon in the complex conflict environment that exists in the southern part of the country. The rise of online violent extremism emerged despite the Philippines’ significant strides in the Mindanao peace process. The 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro… Read more


Surveys and Countering Violent Extremism

January 10, 2018


A practitioner guide This guide will acquaint development practitioners, those funding surveys, international and local NGOs, consultants and think tanks with the use of surveys in preventing or countering violent extremism (CVE). Surveys are a powerful and flexible tool with many potential applications to CVE. This guide will help practitioners en… Read more

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‘Countering Violent Extremism’ and Development Assistance in Asia

April 5, 2017

Blog Post

How we describe violence—riots, insurgency, terrorism, genocide, ethnic cleansing—is always politically charged even when it is well-intentioned. Language shapes our understanding of the perpetrators, their motives, and the legitimacy of their cause. It names patterns of violent behavior, drawing parallels across very different political contexts…. Read more


Who Is a Terrorist? Lessons from Thailand and the Philippines

January 20, 2016

Blog Post

The 2015 Global Terrorism Index was recently launched by the Institute of Economics and Peace. The timing of the report, released just three days after the Paris attacks, was sadly opportune. The main message – that terrorism is on the rise and its reach is widening – chimes with a new assertiveness…