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April 6, 2021

CEP Book Discussion: Black Flags of the Caribbean – How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot

On Wednesday, March 31, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a webinar and book discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent. Dr. Cottee discussed his recent publication Black Flags of the Caribbean...

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April 1, 2021

CEP Webinar: Extremism Meets Paramilitarism in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe

In 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) conducted an extensive project, commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office, on the transnational connectivity of the violent right-wing extremist and terrorist scene(s) in Western Europe and the...

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March 31, 2021

Houthis Increase Attacks Amid Decreased U.S. Support for Arab Coalition

Attacks on Saudi Arabian critical infrastructure and civilians in the region are increasing in frequency as the United States reduces its support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed responsibility for a wave of...

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March 29, 2021

New CEP Report Reveals that Illicit Trade in East Africa is Funding Extremists, Terrorists, and Warlords

East Africa—a key security partner in the war on terror and a principal engine of economic development on the African continent—is being critically undermined by illicit trade, according to the new report An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism...

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March 29, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Manufacturing Guides For Explosives, Suicide Belts Located On The Internet Archive

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, CEP researchers located dozens of manuals on the Internet...

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March 23, 2021

Australia Designates Neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division A Terrorist Organization

Australian government officials in Canberra on Monday designated the neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD) as a terrorist organization, making it the first far-right group to be banned in the country. Following the designation, Australian...

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March 22, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists, Extreme Right Praise Atlanta Attacks, Encourage Violence Against Asian-Americans

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, white supremacist and extreme right online communities...

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March 22, 2021

CEP Book Discussion: Black Flags of the Caribbean – How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to a webinar book discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent, regarding his recently published study on the jihadist hotspots in the Caribbean.

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March 16, 2021

U.S. State Department Sanctions ISIS In Central Africa In Response To Growing Regional Threat

Last week, the U.S. Department of State imposed sanctions on two ISIS affiliate groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Mozambique (ISIS-Mozambique) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Democratic Republic of the Congo (ISIS-DRC), in response...

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March 16, 2021

CEP Launches Report Highlighting Role of Western Foreign Fighters in Yazidi Genocide

Today, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) launched the new report Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide, authored by London-based CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy.

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