Is It All Over for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)?

As featured in Lawfare Blog

Countering Violent Extremism


CVE, unlike conventional counterterrorism, is supposed to include the empowerment and inclusion of civil society as a partner for governments in a “whole of society” movement. Indeed, in our research, this came out as the top concern on the part of civil society organisations working in CVE: Even states which have a largely positive reputation for their CVE stance stand accused of restricting the space for civil society.