Cover: Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations and Their Supporters without Adverse Side Effects

Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations and Their Supporters without Adverse Side Effects

Published Mar 9, 2012

by Paul K. Davis

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This working paper collects material submitted by the author as contributions to DoD’s Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment project on violent extremist organizations. It discusses a systems approach, a spectrum of influence approaches, seeing influence strategy as involving a set of different influence approaches with different audiences, the sources of knowledge to inform strategy, decision aids, and an application to understanding and influencing public support of insurgency and terrorism.

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