This resource is a short e-book type document by the pilot project “Charting a New Course: Women Preventing Violent Extremism” led by the U.S. Institute of Peace. The project aimed to engage a discussion on key issues related to the role of women and preventing violent extremism (PVE).
This article is based on an interview with Michael A. Stefanone, an expert in behaviour and the social psychology of technology. The interview discusses the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and follows the realization that the perpetrators pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to the attacks.
This very short 2010 article presents an early example of extremist and terrorist organizations using social media for recruitment, in this case, Al Qaeda using Facebook.
This book by Jamie Bartlett, one of the leading authors in social media research, is based on his work in uncovering the way that radical groups operate in the so-called “dark net”.
This article consists of an interview with one of the leading authors in social media research, Jamie Bartlett. The article provides an insightful and informative look at how the broader Internet is used by various groups.
This 2015 Huffington Post article offers brief but informative look into some of the ways that crowd-sourced information has been used by both by ISIS, and the U.S. Government in its fight against terrorism.
Navaid Aziz, Director of the Islamic Information Society of Calgary, discusses how religion can play a positive role in combating extremism.
This article deals with ISIS’s establishment of the so-called cyber caliphate and its strategies of advancing extremist discourse over social media websites such as Twitter.
Amarnath Amarasingam, Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, discusses the different types of foreign fighter returnees and what should be done when they come home. Dr.
Misha Glenny, award winning journalist and author, discusses the varying circumstances and trends that create religious, poli
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism