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Winning against al-Qaeda and ISIS: The Case for Combining Deradicalization with Disengagement Approaches in Prison and Community Programs Addressing Former and Current Members of Militant Jihadi Groups

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., and Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D.  PDF here INTRODUCTION Even after decades of military efforts and loss of human lives on the part of western governments against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, and most recently ISIS, these interventions have proven…

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Analysis of the Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan, including the Roles of Kyrgyz Women in Supporting, Joining, Intervening in, and Preventing Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., & Chinara Esengul, Ph.D. Candidate PDF here  Executive Summary This article reports on field research undertaken in Kyrgyzstan during November 2016. It explores radicalization to violent extremism in Kyrgyzstan in general as well as women’s roles within…

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“Are You With Us or Against Us?”

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. The White House reported in a press conference yesterday that a five-year-old boy was detained for more than four hours, reportedly handcuffed at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., as a result of President Trump’s recent Executive Order. He…

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