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State, USAID release joint strategy for countering violent extremism



State, USAID release joint strategy for countering violent extremism
In May, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released their Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The joint strategy builds on the foundation of the 2015 White House CVE Summit and provides a “roadmap” for U.S. CVE efforts. In his opening message for the… Read More

Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism



Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism
The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University recently published a report on the U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing. The report focuses on how policing agencies can work with Muslim Americans and other communities to enhance public… Read More

New task force to counter violent extremism



New task force to counter violent extremism
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the formation of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force. The CVE Task Force will be an interagency group focused on strengthening U.S. government efforts to prevent extremists from radicalizing and mobilizing recruits, especially within the U.S. In his announcement… Read More

BENS releases domestic security report



BENS releases domestic security report

Last year, Business Executives for National Security published a report reviewing U.S. domestic security. The BENS report assesses whether the many reforms enacted after 9/11 are still effective at confronting a changing terrorist threat...

Coordination group provides update on unaccompanied child immigration



Coordination group provides update on unaccompanied child immigration

The Unified Coordination Group recently provided an update on the federal response and efforts taken to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants entering the United States across the southwest border...

IAS-002 (April 2013) Internal Security Forces



IAS-002 (April 2013) Internal Security Forces

This study examines the relationship between internal security forces and sub-state political violence. The author looks at how civil conflict is shaped by both the quantity and quality of ISFs, and the need for an interagency approach in building security capacity, including government, military, peacekeeping, and law enforcement training.

USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity



USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity

In December 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. The plan calls for an interagency strategy to assist vulnerable children in low- and middle-income countries...