Using Positive Voices to tackle youth radicalization in Nigeria

Using Positive Voices to tackle youth radicalization in Nigeria
This article is published as part of AP’s work in support of the Youth, Peace and Security agenda, as defined by UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015). To learn more about our work and read the other articles published, please click here. In the last decade, Nigeria has been battling religious intolerance, violent extremism and...

Not only Brides: the fundamental role of women within the Islamic State

Not only Brides: the fundamental role of women within the Islamic State
Although it is generally agreed upon that terrorism is a male phenomenon, in reality we see more and more women (and girls!) and organizations involved in terrorist activities across the globe. The use of women and girls by terrorist organizations can be interpreted as a particular form of slavery as various forms of coercion, such...

After Nice: The urgent need for a new approach to counter-terrorism

After Nice: The urgent need for a new approach to counter-terrorism
Nice and Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray are the latest of many massacres that, since the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, have contributed to the global state of insecurity being experienced worldwide. Yet there is still a lack of understanding of why these actions continue and of what al-Qaida, ISIS and other Islamist paramilitary groups really are....