Five Ways The New Administration can Counter Violent Extremism
The United States and its allies need a new, comprehensive strategy to counter violent extremism.
A reliance on fighting terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them on our soil may be effective in the short term but will fail in the long term if we do not significantly weaken the appeal of extremist ideologies and narratives.
A new strategy to prevent and counter violent extremism must:
- Strengthen resistance to extremist ideologies: Forging a new global partnership around education reform and expanding efforts to enhance respect for religious diversity, stem the spread of intolerance, and reinforce community resilience to extremist narratives.
- Invest in community-led prevention: Enabling civil society efforts to detect and disrupt radicalization and recruitment, and rehabilitate and reintegrate those who have succumbed to extremist ideologies and narratives.
Read the full comprehensive strategy to counter violent extremism here.