Overview

Political violence refers to hostile or aggressive acts motivated by a desire to affect change in the government or society makeup and function. Acts of political violence can arise from ideology or social grievances.

Resource Library

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Framing Separatism as Terrorism: Lessons from Kosovo
Elena Pokalova
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Framing separatism as terrorism presents numerous opportunities for governments facing ethno-nationalist challenges. Namely, such framing allows states to avoid addressing the ethno-nationalist roots…
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Understanding Local Drivers of Violent Extremism in Kosovo
International Republican Institute
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From February to March 2017, the International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted qualitative research with residents from four municipalities in Kosovo – Pristina, Ferizaj, Hani i Elezit, and…
Partner Publication
Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo
Adrian Shtuni
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Relying in large part on primary empirical evidence, this report explores the dynamics of violent extremism in Kosovo and the disproportionately high number of radicalized fighters from the region in…
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THE NAP TRACKER - SECOND YEAR AUDIT OF THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN
Zeeshan Salahuddin
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On December 16, 2014, armed militants broke into the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar Cantonment area of the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) province. In the brazen attack, they murdered 133…
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Violence and Civilian Loyalties: Evidence from Afghanistan
Sebastian Schutte
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Insurgency and counterinsurgency are widely described as “population-centric warfare”: a competition between military actors over civilian loyalties. Drawing on a high-resolution conflict event data…
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Revisiting the “Problem from Hell": Suicide Terror in Afghanistan
Henry Rome
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A hallmark of the resurgence of antigovernment forces in Afghanistan was the mass introduction of suicide terrorist attacks. Between 2005 and 2006, the incidence of suicide bombings increased more…

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Political Violence Experts

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