What We're Reading

August 2019 | Global Forum 2019

Ahead of the RESOLVE Network Global Forum on September 18, 2019, RESOLVE compiled publications from speakers at the Forum and members of the Network, the Research Advisory Council, and Advisory Board. The articles reflect salient topics on the agenda of RESOLVE’s signature annual event, including the intersections of psychology, grand strategy, war, neuroscience, and communications with the study of violent extremism. The readings, as the Forum, push the boundaries of the global understanding of violent extremism to reflect on achievements and challenges in preventing and countering the threat.

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J.M. Berger
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2018-04-26
Two mass murders took place within 48 hours this week. Both attackers were adherents of extremist ideologies. Both terrorized people. But one of these two attacks was clearly terrorism, a...
Publication
Final Report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States
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2019-02-26
We need a new strategy to prevent extremism in fragile states. If we can mitigate the underlying conditions that allow extremism to emerge and spread in these states, the United States wi...
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Nafees Hamid, Clara Pretus, Scott Atran, Molly J. Crockett, Jeremy Ginges, Hammad Sheikh, Adolf Tobeña, Susanna Carmona, Angel Gómez, Richard Davis, and Oscar Vilarroya
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2019-06-12
Violent intergroup conflicts are often motivated by commitments to abstract ideals such as god or nation, so-called ‘sacred’ values that are insensitive to material trade-offs. There ...
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Katherine Zimmerman
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2019-06-06
Successes on the battlefields against al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other like-minded groups have not led to their defeat or permanently reduced their threat to the United States. The ...
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Linda Bishai and Lauren Van Metre
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2019-03-11
Since 2001, the international community has spent enormous intellectual and political capital debating and negotiating the definition of violent extremism to design effective strategies a...
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Robert Muggah
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2017-11-30
With fantastic new maps that show interactive, visual representations of urban fragility, Robert Muggah articulates an ancient but resurging idea: cities shouldn't just be the center of e...
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Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon
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2019-07-05
The current fake news epidemic isn't just shaking up U.S. politics, it might end up causing a war, or just as consequentially, impeding a national response to a genuine threat. Misinforma...