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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Dynamics of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo

Categories: East Europe,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR397-Dynamics-of-Radicalization-and-Violent-Extremism-in-Kosovo.pdf

Looks at the characteristics of parts of Kosovo which have made it a prime recruiting area for fighters in Iraq and Syria.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf

Represents the U.S. intelligence community’s quadrennial assessment of the forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades.  Main section lays out key trends, explores their implications, and offers three scenarios about how different choices and developments could play out in different ways over the next 20 years.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Beyond

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/The-Jihadi-Threat-ISIS-Al-Qaeda-and-Beyond.pdf

20 experts from U.S. think tanks and universities explore the world’s deadliest movements, their strategies, the future scenarios, and policy considerations. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Report of the Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library/2009_report_special_task_force_interrogation_and_transfer_policies/download

2009 report which directed the Task Force to evaluate whether the interrogation techniques in the Army Field Manual when employed by agencies outside the military serve as an appropriate means to acquire the intelligence necessary to protect the nation and to also study the practice of transferring  individuals to other nations to ensure that such measures are not used for purposes of torture or to circumvent U.S. international obligations.  Made public as part of the Report on Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the U.S. Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations.  From the Justice Department

 

U.S. Detention Policy Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism,Treaties

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library/2012_detention_policy_report/download

2012 report which describes the legal basis for U.S. policy as it applies to current and future terrorism detainees.  Made public as part of the Report on Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the U.S. Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations.  From the Department of Justice

 

 

Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Legal_Policy_Report.pdf

Citing long-standing U.S. adherence to international legal standards for waging war with due regard for humanitarian considerations, and prior to turning over governing authority to an administration which has vowed to use harsher measures, the Obama administration released this lengthy compendium of legal opinions, executive orders and military directives which guided its actions toward, among other things, use of drones and treatment of captured terrorists.  From the White House.

 

 

Afghan Women and Violent Extremism: Colluding, Perpetrating, or Preventing?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Terrorism,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR396-Afghan-Women-and-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Looks at the multiple roles women in Afghanistan play in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/16_1028_S1_CVE_strategy.pdf

Calls for linking federal and local efforts in opposing violent extremism around four major goals.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

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