What We're Reading

September 2018 | Forum highlights

In this month’s “What We Are Reading” digest, the RESOLVE Network highlights experts and research areas featured at the Global Forum on September 20, 2018 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. The Forum explores individual and social conduits of extremism and leads the way for research, practice, and policy from complex systems to meaningful interventions. The articles present unique methods and approaches to better conceptualize, understand, and counter violent extremism, borrowing perspectives from peacebuilding, public health, comedy, and nonviolent movements. Click the links to learn more.

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Roger Mac Ginty, Pamina Firchow
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2016-04-21
Based on findings from the Everyday Peace Indicators project, the article considers how top-down and bottom-up narratives and understandings of conflict often differ. The article posits t...
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Chris Meserole
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2017-07-26
Now that Mosul is back under coalition control, policymakers from D.C. to Baghdad must focus anew on building a lasting and durable peace in Iraq. Fortunately, in the decade since the iss...
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Maria Stephan, Leanne Erdberg
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2018-03-28
Nonviolent Citizens Movements Are the Missing Piece of a Global Strategy Against Extremism
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Erica Chenoweth, Maria J. Stephan
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2011-01-01
For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracti...
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Wesley Bruer
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2017-07-21
Deep in the outskirts of Mumbai, India, tucked away in a small conference room among dozens of buildings known as Bollywood's "Film City," the US government is implementing a unique, and ...