Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Our work addresses the diverse and global nature of threats with research, programming and policy recommendations.

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We approach this multidimensional theme from various angles, with expertise across several teams and locations. Research projects focus on scanning and assessing the threat horizon, including the threat from the far right and lone actors. We also cover counter terrorism financing and terrorism in the media and online.

In addition, our work focuses on multiple large-scale assessments of the evidence base for efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism, including the need for a gender-related analytical approach and a deeper understanding of complex radicalisation processes. These research-based assessments are supplemented and reinforced through the implementation of several ongoing transnational programmes managed by RUSI.

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Conflict and Islamist Violent Extremism

Counterterrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Training

Counter-Terrorism, Monitoring, Reporting and Support Mechanism (CT MORSE)

Covid-19 and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism


Different Cities, Shared Stories: Gender and Violent Extremism

European Union Thematic Training on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Evaluating Security Interventions in Public Locations

Extremism and Gaming

Far-Right Extremism and the Security Forces


Foreign Fighters and Family Members in Syria

Gender in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Global Far-Right Threat and Response Mapping


Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology

Improving the Evaluation of Interventions to Counter and Prevent Terrorism an...


Lone-Actor Terrorism

Misogyny, Hostile Beliefs and the Transmission of Extremism

Networks and Social Norms in Kenya's VE and CVE Landscape

Permissive Environments for Far-Right and Islamist Radicalisation

Prevention Project

Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Policy Support


Review of CT and P/CVE Activity Effectiveness


Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) Horn of Africa


Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) II Kenya


Terrorism and the Media

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