Radicalism, Extremism, and Insurgencies
The rise of radical groups and violent non-state actors is among the most complex challenges facing the region today. As extremist groups maintain their ability to disrupt and polarize, and as some non-state actors behave more like states, leaders must develop farsighted policy and security responses to the phenomenon. The enduring attraction which radical groups hold for a segment of the region’s youth makes combating radicalism a generation challenge whose political, economic, and social dimensions will be as impactful as security and counterrorism efforts. The Middle East Program conducts original research and analysis on the policy and security issues related to radicalism and extremism, and how policymakers can develop effective approaches to confronting drivers as well as effects.
See the Middle East Program's publications and past events on radicalism, extremism, and insurgencies HERE.