Monthly Archives: May 2016

El Salvador run by gangs

Last year in El Salvador, more than one person in every 1,000 was killed, a figure more typical of a country at war. The vast majority of these victims are young men, members of the Maras, Central American gangs who … Continue reading

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ISIS in Philippines

In last week’s issue of al-Naba’, the Islamic State’s weekly newspaper, an article claimed that “soldiers of the Caliphate” in the southern Philippines had killed around 300 members of the “Crusader Filipino Army” in the last few weeks, and forced … Continue reading

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Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programme

Violent extremism is a problem set that crosses national, ideological and cultural boundaries, but current efforts to define and implement programmes that specifically target jihadist extremism are bedevilled by a number of flawed assumptions. CVE policy makers have adopted unsupported … Continue reading

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