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The need for alliances and capacity building in counterterrorism

By Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip The Podcast ‘Middle East Focus’ recently treated the subject ‘Counterterrorism under the Biden Administration’ and welcomed two guests: The first: Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow and…

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Posted in Insights Ethics

The Federal Government wants to try to protect journalists in Germany better

by Thorsten Koch After violent attacks on journalists by demonstrators, including by those operating against the Corona measures, the Federal Government has announced to offer media representatives better protection. The…

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Posted in LinkedIn Generalities Archive

Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, April 2021 (II/II)

The 20 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, second half of April. In descending order.Since mid-2017, we have filed thousands of shares, comments,…

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Posted in Insights Deradicalisation

Sean Li explains the moderation of audio content on a social network

Content shared on social platforms can be non-conspicuous, but it can also cause issues and even comprise hate speech, necessitating moderation. Thus far, companies regulate their content largely on their…

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Posted in Overview Deradicalisation

New posts on Sahel Center | Policyinstitute.net

– Mistrust and Imbalance: The Collapse of Intercommunal Relations and the Rise of Armed Community Mobilization on the Niger-Mali Border (Resolve Network)– Climate Change and Conflict in the Sahel (ClimateLinks/…

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Posted in LinkedIn Generalities Archive

Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, April 2021 (I/II)

The 40 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, first half of April. In descending order.Since mid-2017, we have filed thousands of shares, comments,…

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Posted in Insights Generalities Archive

Managing political transitions, avoiding conflict

In all regions of the world, conflicts of transition concerning political power have either been taking place or were taking place, from ancient times up until now. The following points…

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Counter-Extremism: Limits in Assessments, Regarding ‘Lessons Learned’ and ‘Best Practices’

In preventing and countering extremism (P/CVE), there are various ways to conduct analyses and evaluate outcomes. However, ‘lessons learned’ are not necessarily generalizable, and ‘common standards’ frequently exist to a…

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Posted in Insights Archive

A note on the article ‘New Models for Deploying Counterspeech: Measuring Behavioral Change and Sentiment Analysis’

There have long been discussions in academic and practitioner circles, at times with conservatives and progressives holding opposite opinions, on whether counter narratives directed at persons vulnerable to extremism yield…

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Posted in LinkedIn Generalities Archive

Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, March 2021 (II/II – Easter Edition)

The 40 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on the topic of counter-extremism by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip, second half of March. In descending order.Since mid-2017, we have filed thousands of shares, comments,…

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