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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...
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...
This third installment of the ongoing bi-regional discourse themed "On the Throes of Transition - Terrorism: Assessment, Analysis, Action" is appropriately called "Countering the Stereotype of a Tropical Paradise" for reasons that are self-evident. Part III of the dia...
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.
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....
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...
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...
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...
At Defence IQ's AFSEC 14 conference, David M. Luna, Senior Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, addressed delegates. Here is his speech in full... Good morning. Your Excellencies, Distinguished L...
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