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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Briefing to the President: Failed Middle Eastern States and Countering Violent Extremism



November 2016 | 95 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As America prepares to welcome its 45th president, he or she will face a multitude of challenges, including the
security of the nation and its people. Terrorism, specifically violent Islamist extremism, is ravaging the Middle
East while having repercussions here in the United States and the world. This volume of The ANNALS delves
into the issue of terrorism and offers direction and guidance to the next president and administration for
countering violent extremism (CVE).

The volume explores the failing states of the Middle East, including the collapse of the socioeconomic and
political systems there, as well as the alienation of Muslims in Western Europe and elsewhere, and offers
courses of action for the next president to take against terrorism. The final section delves into the practice of
CVE as a growing and promising discipline and practice.

 
Introduction
Richard A. Clarke and Emilian Papadopoulos
Terrorism in Perspective: A Review for the Next American President
 
Section I
Paul Salem
Working toward a Stable Regional Order
Marc Lynch
Failed States and Ungoverned Spaces
Charles Lister
Competition among Violent Islamist Extremists: Combating an Unprecedented Threat
Bernard Haykel
ISIS and al-Qaeda - What Are They Thinking? Understanding the Adversary
John R. Allen (Ret.)
Grand Strategy versus Unending Extremism: Lessons from the United States and Coalition Experience
 
Section II
Jessica Stern
Radicalization to Extremism and Mobilization to Violence: What Have We Learned and What Can We Do about It?
John D. Cohen
The Next Generation of Government CVE Strategies at Home: Expanding Opportunities for Intervention
Hedieh Mirahmadi
Building Resilience against Violent Extremism: A Community-Based Approach
Katie Moffett and Tony Sgro
School-Based CVE Strategies
Karen J. Greenberg
Counter-Radicalization via the Internet
Paul Salem
Region in Transition
John D. Cohen
The Next Generation of Government CVE Strategies at Home: Expanding Opportunities for Intervention
Hedieh Mirahmadi
Building Resilience against Violent Extremism: A Community-Based Approach
Katie Moffett and Tony Sgro
School-Based CVE Strategies
Karen J. Greenberg
Counter-Radicalization via the Internet
Paul Salem
Region in Transition
George Selim
Approaches for Countering Violent Extremism at Home and Abroad
Judy Korn
European CVE Strategies from a Practitioner's Perspective
 
Conclusion
Richard A. Clark
Conclusion: Key Themes for the Next President

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