Violent Extremism

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  • Marines with Combat Marksmanship Coaches Reserve conduct the new Annual Rifle Qualification at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, September 21, 2021, photo by Lance Cpl. Samwel Tabancay/U.S. Marine Corps

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    How Could the U.S. Military Counter Extremism in Its Ranks?

    Oct 25, 2021

    The U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 drew attention to the involvement of current and former service members in extremist groups. There are some terrorism prevention programs in the civilian sector that might help the Department of Defense address the issue.

  • Man thinking at his laptop, photo by Shannon Fagan/Getty Images

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    How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media

    May 3, 2022

    Extremist groups have been trolling the internet for decades, and they have learned to temper their words and disguise their intentions. A new scorecard can help users—or parents, or advertisers, or the social media companies themselves—understand when they might be interacting with extremist content.

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    Emily Ellinger

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in international relations, University of Edinburgh; B.A. in physics, Northwestern University

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    Megan Hughes

    Research Assistant
    Education M.A. in international security and terrorism, University of Birmingham

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    Ashley L. Rhoades

    Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Stanford University; Exchange Program in international security, University of Oxford

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    David Stebbins

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, Columbia University; B.A. in social science, Castleton State College

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    Heather J. Williams

    Acting Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in strategic intelligence, National Intelligence University; B.S. in U.S. foreign policy and national security, Boston University

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    Emma Zürcher

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in history, University College London; M.St. in history, University of Oxford; B.A. in history, University College London