Rewards ofJoining the Islamic State – ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Video 

Click here to see the video Today, ICSVE releases Rewards of the Islamic State, the 18th counter narrative video in the ICSVE Breaking the ISIS Brand series, videos which can be found both on the ICSVE website and on the ICSVE YouTube Channel. By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D…. Continue Reading →

Insight: Interview with Dr. Ajit Maan, Narrative Strategies

Dr. Ajit Maan is a security analyst, defence strategist, and a narrative specialist. She is Founder and CEO of the U.S. based think-tank Narrative Strategies, Faculty member of George Mason University’s Center for Narrative Conflict Resolution, Faculty member of Union… Continue Reading →

The Fleeting Soft Power Opportunity in Yemen

The apparent execution of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in December provides a window of opportunity for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS to join forces and gather the support of the desperate and ungoverned civilian population…. Continue Reading →

Qatar and the Terrorism Blame Game

Between January 19, 2018 and January 24, 2018, a delegation of researchers and academics from the U.S. think-tanks and non-profit organizations, which also included researchers from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE), paid a visit to… Continue Reading →

Recruitment Narratives: Cutting Off the Legs Isn’t Enough

Recruitment Narratives: Cutting Off the Legs Isn’t Enough Rather than undermine our own ideals with attempts to control information, we should animate our values by enabling our adversaries, and the audience they influence, to see us as encouraging bravery of… Continue Reading →

ICSVE’s new Breaking the ISIS Brand video clip – Dreams of the Islamic State​

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. ICSVE is proud toannounce the release of our newest video in the Breaking the ISIS Brand–ISIS Cadres Counter-Narrative Project. “Dreams of the Islamic State” produced by ICSVE’s Zack Baddorf is based on Anne Speckhard’s and Ahmed Yayla’s interview in… Continue Reading →

Ensuring a long-term win against ISIS in Mosul

The Need for Rehabilitation & Reintegration Programs & Restoring Security and Justice By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Grace Wakim & Ardian Shajkovci Allah Akbar (meaning God is Greatest) is a colloquial expression commonly used by Muslims, especially in the Arab world,… Continue Reading →

The Truck as a “Just” Tool of Terror – What we can Learn from the Stockholm, Sweden Attack

It is a sunny Friday afternoon in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Thousands of people have come out of their winter hiding to enjoy the weekend’s bright sunny, spring weather. Many of them are walking down Queens Street, a 1.5… Continue Reading →

The Syrian Missile Attack –Theatrics & House Cleaning?

The outrage across America over the US missile attack against a Syrian air base is universal – only the Zionists and their increasingly desperate neo-conservative fellow travelers are happy. It is clearly understood by the US public at large that… Continue Reading →

Improving Our Predictive Capacities Against Terror Attacks by Individuals

Commentary following attacks like the one in London often contribute to public terror. The public has repeatedly been told that the actions of “Lone Wolves” are “impossible to prevent” while simultaneously being told to “keep the terrorist threat in perspective.”… Continue Reading →

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