Countering Violent Extremism in the MENA Region: Time to Rethink Approaches and Strategies

The foreign fighters (FFs) phenomenon affecting MENA countries is unprecedented in its scale and pace. While most MENA countries have adopted “hard” strategies based on security-focused approaches, countering violent extremism (CVE) also requires the use of “soft” strategies stemming from multidimensional approaches. This means turning the current short-term strategy into a long-term strategy addressing the roots of violent extremism.

Paper preparato per il Working Package guidato dall'Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) nell'ambito del progetto EuroMeSCo “Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policy-Making Processes”.

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Barcelona, EuroMeSCo Secretariat, 17 May 2016, 16 p. (EuroMeSCo Policy Brief ; 63)
Data pubblicazione: 
17/05/2016

Introduction
Evidence and Analysis
Soft Policies: The Limits of the Security-Oriented Approach
From Short-Term to Long-Term Strategies: Towards Multidimensional Approaches
Policy Implications and Recommendations
Bibliography

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