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Perspectives on the future of women, gender, and violent extremism
Audrey Alexander
Policymakers, practitioners, and scholars are increasingly aware of women's participation in terrorist and violent extremist groups; this affects how members of the international community…
Resolve Publication
The State of Secularism in Chadian Higher Education: Testing Perceived Ties to Violent Extremism
Remadji Hoinathy and Daniel Eizenga
Debates about the secular character of the state and the role of religion in the public sphere in the Lake Chad Basin reveal important socio-religious divisions in higher education. If left…
Resolve Publication
Islam, Higher Education, and Extremism in Cameroon
Brandon Kendhammer and Adama Ousmanou
Despite the growing influence of Salafism on campuses, there is little evidence of extremist ideologies or of intra-Muslim ideological conflict. The need to maintain cordial relations with the state…
The Crime of Terrorism: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Processes and Accountability of Minors Recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Cecilia Polizzi
This Article expounds the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. By acknowledging the international discourse on terrorism as encompassed…
Regional Seminar for the prevention of violent extremism in Central Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Yaounde
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, UN Regional Office for Central Africa, UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel
For a long time untouched by terrorist movements, Central Africa is today in a situation of extreme insecurity, due to the progression, around the Lake Chad Basin, of an international terrorist group…
Nigeria’s Double-Edged Front Line
Georgia Holmer
Vigilantes have become vital in the country's fight against Boko Haram. But is there a way to ensure they're not also making things worse?

Vigilante action is a controversial…

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