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Saturday, March 3, 2012
Visualizing CVE AudiencesOver at Jihadica, Will McCants has been posting some important pieces on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a topic that is taking on an ever-greater focus in Washington with very little clear thought behind it.
Will has done something that almost no one else has -- clearly defined CVE and delimiting the scope of the situations in which CVE can even reasonably be considered. I strongly recommend reading those posts in full.
Over the last day or two, Will and I have been tinkering with the chart from the original Jihadica post with an eye toward making a fuller visual representation of the concepts discussed in those posts. The two charts below may be useful in seeing the scope of potential CVE target audiences.
Previous INTELWIRE posts on CVE:
A Way Forward for CVE: The Five Ds
Monsters and Children: How Politicians Talk About Islam
The Value of Exposing Collaborators
The 'You Name It!' Problem
White House CVE Strategy Full of Sound and Fury
Terrorist Acts, Terrorist Thoughts
For more about American jihadists and homegrown violent extremists, check out J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, on sale everywhere.
Views expressed on INTELWIRE are those of the author alone.
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ISIS: THE STATE
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger co-author the forthcoming book, "ISIS: The State of Terror," from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book, which will debut in early 2015, will examine the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, its potential fall, how it is transforming the nature of extremist movements, and how we should evaluate the threat it presents. Jessica Stern is a Harvard lecturer on terrorism and the author of the seminal text Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. J.M. Berger is author of the definitive book on American jihadists, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, a frequent contributor to Foreign Policy, and editor of Intelwire.com.