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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the Greater Middle East and Levant as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Resource Library

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Policing Terrorists in the Community
Sahar Aziz
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Twelve years after the September 11th attacks, countering domestic terrorism remains a top priority for federal law enforcement agencies. Using a variety of reactive and preventive tactics, law…
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Rethinking Counterterrorism in the Age of ISIS: Lessons From Sinai
Sahar Aziz
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Failing states are havens for terrorism. A toxic combination of social, economic, and political crises attract violent extremist groups to establish bases in these lawless areas. As the groups grow…
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Losing the War of Ideas: A Critique of Countering Violent Extremism Programs
Sahar Aziz
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American national security is a priority that crosses partisan lines. Americans of all races, ethnicities, and religions are equally concerned with ensuring our country is safe from violence –…
Partner Publication
Iraq after ISIL: An Analysis of Local, Hybrid, and Sub-State Security Forces
Erica Gaston and András Derzsi-Horváth
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Regional or community forces, militias, and other forms of local security actors have long existed in Iraq. However, when the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over large…
Partner Publication
Foreign Fighters of ISIS and their Security Threat: The Experience of Turkey (2014-2016)
Haldun Yalçinkaya
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Foreign fighters concept that changed in nature with DAESH was seen as voluntary and altruistic fighters since the emerging of the nation state. This article argues that foreign fighters, defined and…
Partner Publication
Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative
Georgia Holmer and Adrian Shtuni
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This report aims to help policymakers and practitioners navigate the challenges of developing effective programs to rehabilitate and reintegrate foreign fighters returning from Syria and Iraq into…

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Greater Middle East & Levant Experts

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Philipp Rotmann
GPPi's research, advisory and dialogue activities on global peace & security focus on governance, political economy, norms and organizations of providing (in)security and peace.
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Orla lynch
Dr Lynch is a psychologist whose work focuses on those who participate in political violence, including those who are both victims and perpetrators, as well as child soldiers and child victims.
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Camille Schyns
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Mohammed Elshimi
Political Violence, Radicalisation, Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, De-radicalisation, Preventive Counter-Terrorism, UK Prevent Strategy, philosophy of human behaviour, resilience, culture and religion
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Sahar Aziz
Professor Aziz researches the relationship between terrorism and authoritarianism through a rights lens in furtherance of the rule of law in the Middle East
Haldun YALCINKAYA
International Security Studies