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CounterTerrorism

Media and terrorism

The media are attracted by extreme terrorist acts not only because it is their duty to report on any major event but also because the dramatic and spectacular aspect of terrorism fascinates the general public. Today’s terrorists exploit this and act in a way that will attract maximum attention around […]

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Reintegration challenges faced by returnees of violent extremism in Kenya

Reintegration refers to the process of re-incorporation of returnees back into society drawing on the basis of social community ties and positive participation in society. Reintegration programs are important in preventing the re-offending of returnees, reducing the threats of youth radicalization and building community resilience against violent extremism. The reintegration […]

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How terrorist groups recruit online

There is a psychological need to want to belong to groups. The functions of these groups may vary from group to group as different groups are able to influence their members differently. In the age of social media, social interactions have moved from traditional one-on-one interactions to interactions on online […]

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Drivers to Violent Extremism

Drivers to violent extremism refer to all the push and pull factors that can cause an individual to join an extremist group. Push factors are structured within a society while pull factors are individual motivations and processes. Some of these factors are discussed below; Lack of social economic opportunities such […]

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Peace building approach

The realms of counter and/or prevention of violent extremism are designed to avert individuals from engaging in violent activities associated with radical ideologies and groups. Across the world, practitioners have developed policies and strategies aimed at reducing the incentives that drive individuals into violent extremism with recognizable success on the […]

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Learning from history

No man can have in his mind a conception of the future, for it is not yet. But from our own conceptions of the past we make a future. – Thomas Hobbs The threat of terrorism and violent extremism keeps manifesting itself differently in different regions of the world. In […]

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Modern terrorism

Since the early 1970s, terrorist groups have increasingly turned to more modern methods and technologies to further their goals. This has led to a more sophisticated and deadly form of terrorism that has had a profound impact on both the targets of attacks and the general public. One of the […]

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