Have a look at the following. It reminds me firstly of Bernie Mayer’s Beyond Neutrality- if we as conflict resolution professionals are seeking to make an impact in the world, perhaps we have to move beyond the neutral role of mediators (and other neutral roles).
CVE (countering violent extremism) is an important part of promoting safety and engages in conflict resolution by being proactive. Looking at this from a conflict resolution practitioner’s lens, I’m an sure many readers will also see the great opportunities that can arise by applying our skills to this important effort.
Unlike other counterterrorism strategies, countering violent extremism (CVE) focuses on preventing individuals from being recruited into or joining violent extremist groups.
CVE is a complex endeavor, largely because the reasons individuals become involved in extremist violence are in themselves complex and the dynamics are unique to each conflict. Using Kenya as an example, and drawing on observations from a recent visit, the author explores how promoting a more nuanced understanding of radicalization can help reach those who are at risk of being pushed and pulled into extremist violence.
See a summary and read the full report here.
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