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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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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Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism
Mehreen Farooq
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Despite billions of dollars in counter-terrorism measures, the threat from transnational terrorist organizations like ISIL, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban has metastasized into a greater menace than ever…
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Armed Islamist Movements and Political Violence in Algeria
Mohammed M. Hafez
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This article investigates the formation of the principal armed Islamist groups in Algeria - the GIA and AIS - and their justification for armed struggle. Furthermore, it investigates the extent of…
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Focus on Leaders? Insights from the Algerian Experience
Dario Cristiani
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The Algerian experience shows that fighting terrorism and extremism requires a plurality of instruments rather than a simple focus on a single instrument, as this kind of threat is intrinsically…

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Political Violence Experts

Bethany L. McGann
RESOLVE Network Knowledge Platform Administrator
Kateira Aryaeinejad
RESOLVE Network Research Associate
Megan E. Loney
Candace Rondeaux
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Joshua Craze
Joshua Craze
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Ann Wainscott
Scholar of Morocco, Iraq, and Religion and Politics