Edited by: Rand Beers, Richard A. Clarke, Emilian Papadopoulos, and Paul Salem
Vol. 668, November 2016
The next president will face enormous challenges in dealing with terrorism—a threat to global stability and national security that has changed considerably over the course of the Obama Presidency. This volume of The ANNALS is a briefing for the next president on violent Islamist extremism and what can be done to combat and contain it.
Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE), the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE)’s community-based approach to countering violent extremism (CVE), has gained international recognition for its approach to CVE and its emphasis on research-driven strategies. In this article, WORDE Founder, Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, provides an overview of the BRAVE model and suggests practical steps for how to structure an effective, research-based CVE program, based on the BRAVE experience.