Using Peacebuilding to Counter Violent Extremism: Lessons from Kenya and Tanzania

Using Peacebuilding to Counter Violent Extremism: Lessons from Kenya and Tanzania
Many development and peacebuilding NGOs are working today to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE). Among these is Search for Common Ground (Search), an international NGO that has, over the years, developed its own approach, called Transforming Violent Extremism (TVE). But what is the evidence that a peacebuilding approach can effectively contribute to addressing violent...

The Announced Withdrawal of the United States from Syria: Reactions and Perspectives on the Peace Process

The Announced Withdrawal of the United States from Syria:  Reactions and Perspectives on the Peace Process
                  On December 20th, 2018, the President of the United States Donald Trump unexpectedly declared the US would withdraw its troops from Syria, declaring the military operation against Daesh to have been successfully completed by stating: “we’ve beaten them badly”. As a consequence, he announced the withdrawal of...

A Lesson from Kenya on Countering Violent Extremism

A Lesson from Kenya on Countering Violent Extremism
In East Africa, Kenya has been more affected by violent extremism and radicalization compared to its neighbors. Although drivers of violent extremist and terrorist incidents in Kenya are a result of many factors—highly unequal economic growth, social and religious grievances, and its proximity with fragile Somalia—the scale and persistence of the issue has been exacerbated...