CVE articles

Countering Violent Extremism: An Ill Wind?

Countering Violent Extremism: An Ill Wind?

There’s an ill wind blowing through the world of psy-science, inhabited by psychiatrists, psychologists and psycho-analysts. For the past couple of decades, two prevailing paradigms have been battling for dominance, both involving the approach to diagnosis and thus prognosis. One the one hand, there is the medical or ‘illness’ approach, in which the ‘disorders’ are

Countering Violent Extremism in Jordan – Time for a Rethink

  Recent months have seen a rise in terrorist attacks in Jordan, including a shooting in the largest Palestinian refugee camp and the bombing of border guards near the border with Syria. But the violence could have been much worse, and the government has been successful in averting most of the planned attacks. With figures

Breaching the Barricades: Biased Algorithms and Countering Violent Radicalisation

We all suffer from confirmation bias. As Warren Buffet said, “What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.” We always have been, we always will be. With today’s internet, algorithms feed us what we want. So we may be directed quickly and conveniently