countering violent extremism (CVE)


Report focuses on threat of fragile states



Report focuses on threat of fragile states
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by… Read More

Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…



Featured Article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis…
Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential… Read More

Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…



Featured Article: Partnering to End Corruption…
Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More

FBI analyst briefs on homegrown violent extremism



FBI analyst briefs on homegrown violent extremism
On Oct. 12 more than 100 students, staff, and faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College gathered in the Arnold Conference Room to hear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Intelligence Analyst Kenneth Hines lead a discussion on homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) and the threats within the United… Read More

InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – October 12



InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – October 12
The third lecture of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for academic year 2018 is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., October 12, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. In this lecture, FBI Intelligence Analyst Kenneth Hines will lead a discussion on homegrown violent extremists… Read More

EUCOM commander speaks at CVE conference



EUCOM commander speaks at CVE conference
On April 26, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command (EUCOM) hosted top military officials from the U.S. and Europe during a conference where they discussed efforts to counter violent extremism (CVE). In his remarks, Scaparrotti said that “Terrorism is a transregional problem and a clear and present… Read More

Report recommends cohesive CVE strategy for DHS, DOJ



Report recommends cohesive CVE strategy for DHS, DOJ
In early April, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing U.S. efforts for countering violent extremism (CVE). The report focuses on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The U.S. government… Read More

DHS, White House release CVE guidance



DHS, White House release CVE guidance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House recently released guidance on countering violent extremism (CVE). DHS released its plan on October 31, while the White House released their guidance earlier in October. The two documents focus on CVE efforts inside the United States. The White House CVE… Read More

Featured Article: Out of Sync…



Featured Article: Out of Sync…
Featured article: “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the… Read More

DHS reports on CVE subcommittee



DHS reports on CVE subcommittee
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council released the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Subcommittee interim report. The report focuses on the spread of violent extremist ideology and the recruitment of American youth to extremist groups, and how DHS can leverage partnerships in multiple sectors to counter… Read More