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Recently, Defence IQ published a feature on the importance of positive counter-messaging when it comes to combating extremist attitudes online. Further to the issues at hand, we caught up with Hanif Quadir, founder of London-based youth leadership organisation Active Ch...
Marc Sageman has observed that, in Europe, political violence reflects a rebellion against both western society and - in the belief that they, themselves, fall short - peaceful counter-cultures of protest. One thing’s for sure: political violence can polarise, fragmen...
Hanif Qadir, founder of a youth mentoring group and counter-extremist campaigner, condemns the UK government’s Prevent campaign and its 'misguided' selection process when it comes to funding P/CVE organisations.
In our recent article on positive counter-messaging, we heard from several experts in the CVE domain who advocate the need for narratives to be communicated from within vulnerable communities, led by the real influencers. However, finding these influencers is just one c...
While air strikes took their toll on Daesh strongholds and supplies at the start of the year, the ‘virtual battle’ – that of winning support and influence through media communication – continued to prove more difficult to swing. Here, Defence IQ explores the issue of cr...
SACEUR, US Navy Admiral James Stavridis, has pointed out, rightly, that collective security in Europe requires a comprehensive approach that looks beyond combat operations. NATO’s mission aims to mitigate risks, as he astutely puts it, "at the geographic periphery of...
London-based strategic communications firm, Global Influence, has announced a global initiative with Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE) in a bid to help vulnerable families come together and stand up to violence and terror. The campaign unites families and...
There are new and developing trends which suggest grave danger to Caribbean societies. Increased drug trafficking through the region, the threat of diminishing security assistance, and signs of radicalisation leading to violent extremism threatens Caribbean societies....
Sven Hughes, the Founder of Verbalisation Ltd, a consultancy designed to help people amplify their messaging and create communications strategies using behavioural science, recently gave a speech at RUSI in London on the changing shape of information operations. Here is...
Alicia Kearns is Director of Global Influence.
At the beginning of this year, a full room assembled for a meeting of international armoured vehicle and counter-IED specialists, ranging from military leaders to industry solution providers. At the top table, Robert Shaw, the head of C-IED Training for NATO ISAF s...
Why do hackers hack? Consideration of the psychological and social motivations behind this activity leads us to discover a desire to compensate for an inability to effect change in the ‘real’ world. Alicia Kearns, Director of Global Influence, breaks down the research a...
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