Overview

Governance refers to all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society. Security refers to precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, and other active or potential threats to human well-being conducted by state or society authorities.

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 –…
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How Ethnic and Religious Discrimination Drive Violent Extremism
Allan Ngari and Denys Reva
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The rights to equal protection and treatment before the law, without distinction as to religion or ethnicity are universally accepted human rights. States occasionally violate these rights while…
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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…
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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…

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Governance and Security Experts

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Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
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Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Hans De Marie Heungoup
I am a Political Scientist, with a concentration in Political Sociology and Security Studies. Over the last seven years I extensively published on Cameroon, Central Africa, Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.
Ernest N Ogbozor
A scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development