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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

Partner Publication
Human Trafficking and ISIS
Ashley Binetti
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Human trafficking is an effective tool that serves several purposes for terrorist organizations. It facilitates the recruitment and retention of male foreign fighters and provides a reward mechanism…
Partner Publication
Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: A How-To Guide
Lilah Elsayed, Talal Faris, Sara Zeiger
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The Middle East and North African (MENA) region has historically suffered from various forms of violent extremism and terrorism, and there are a number of different
terrorist groups operating…
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Iraq After ISIL: Sub-State Actors, Local Forces, and the Micro-Politics of Control
Erica Gaston, András Derzsi-Horváth
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As the Islamic State of Iraq swept through central and northern Iraq in 2014, Iraqi forces crumbled and state control collapsed. A range of local, sub-state, and hybrid security forces mobilized to…
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Iraqi Child Marriage Proposal Reflects Worrying Trend
Raya Barazanji
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New legislation in the Iraqi parliament that would allow girls as young as 9 to marry is drawing stiff opposition from a nationwide coalition of civil society groups.
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Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society to Counter Global Violent Extremism
Mehreen Farooq
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Over the past several years, WORDE has been leading a comprehensive study through 35 cities and villages in Pakistan to explore the capacity of civil society for peacebuilding. We’ve identified over…
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An Instructor’s Manual for Developing a Community-Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
Mehreen Farooq
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Illustrating lessons learned and best practices from two years of programming and evaluation, WORDE produced an accompanying Instructor’s Manual to supplement the evaluation and guide communities and…

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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.
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.
Resolve User
Camille Schyns
Resolve User
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
Resolve User
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