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We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.

We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.
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We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.

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Episodes

How Will We Become Majestic Elephants, Part 1 of 2, from Reckonings

4/23/2018
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Why do people join violent extremist movements? And what moves them to abandon lives of hate? We hear from Stephanie Lepp, producer of the Reckonings podcast. Stephanie creates one of the best podcasts around. Here, we’ll hear the first in a two-part special episode, “How will we become majestic elephants”. It’s from her podcast Reckonings, and explores the transformations of a white supremacist and a jihadi extremist. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for "Ci - Countering Violent...

Duration:00:31:20

Islamic Extremism and media

4/6/2018
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Islamic extremism. What’s to be done? What is the cause and where does the responsibility lie? On the show today we hear two perspectives — one from an experienced journalist and media development professional who has lived and worked in London, Paris, Moscow, Tashkent, Almaty, Peshawar and Kabul. Then we hear from the cofounder of the Wiltshire Islamic Cultural Centre, and Wiltshire’s first and only Prevent officer. Ian MacWilliam and Wali Rahman join us and give very different, yet in...

Duration:00:31:18

Images and Conflict

3/19/2018
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Images and conflict are intertwined in our collective imaginations. Who doesn’t hold an arresting image of war in their head? From a photograph of a scarred, scared and naked Vietnamese child, to videos of beheadings, through images of Americans torturing Baathists, retinal records of war are ever present. This February, King’s College Centre for Strategic Communications hosted Kaleidoscope of Conflict. A gathering of artists and writers speaking about images and conflict, it was an...

Duration:00:33:41

State surveillance, privacy and online radicalisation

3/3/2018
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Data is the new oil - are we the dinosaurs? How are different countries handling data? What is the difference between Europe’s approach and America’s? And what on earth is Chinese Social Credit Score? We’re joined by Dr Samantha Hoffman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and data privacy expert Erin Anzelmo for an exploration of GDPR, social credit score, and America. Plus, we’re celebrating our 100,000 download! We take a moment to review where we’ve been, and what’s...

Duration:00:32:03

ISIS, Propaganda and Memory

2/16/2018
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ISIS, propaganda and memory. After the fall of the caliphate, what happens when young people forget what happened? When ISIS no longer conjures images of torture, beheading and slavery? What happens when our digital memory fades? Professor Aaqil Ahmed served a controversial turn as BBC Head of Religion and Ethics from 2009 to 2016. In a special extended interview, Ahmed speaks his mind with the Corsham Institute about digital expansion and the rise of radcalism. He covers social media,...

Duration:00:25:53

Male Supremacy - Violence and Hate

2/2/2018
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*** Adult language warning *** Is online misogyny a form of radsicalised violence? In the online world, women are being bullied, harassed, and threatened with violence. They’re driven from their homes by issued warnings of sexual assault and molestation. Men expose women’s personal documents and schedules along with their address, and gin up one another to commit acts of violence. And all of this behind the ideological position that women are somehow not equal to men. Yet none dare call...

Duration:00:28:20

Fake News - Truth and Lies

1/22/2018
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Fake news is big news again. In the UK, a Parliamentary Select Committee is investigating Russia’s interference in Britain’s public discourse. Meanwhile, in the US, President Donald Trump has accused the media of outright lies, establishing his Fake News Awards. This prompted John McCain to accuse him of unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists, providing cover for repressive regimes around the world. Fake News has even been shown to have radicalised lone wolf...

Duration:00:33:52

Nordic Special

12/15/2017
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Among European countries, Norway is small by most measures; twenty-fourth in population with just five million residents, Norway ranks alongside the likes of Croatia and Slovakia. Their immigrant population is lower than that of Canada, Ireland, Austria or Switzerland, and they’ve yet to see a single returning foreign fighter. Yet their spend on Countering Violent Extremism is among the highest in Europe. What are Norway, and the Nordic region, doing differently than the rest of...

Duration:00:27:55

Artificial Intelligence and Extremism

12/1/2017
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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the new buzzwords in the land of startups. Smart machines doing smart things in smart networks. Is there an application for countering violent extremism? We talk with researcher Alex Krasodomski-Jones from the Centre for Analysis of Social Media at Demos about how and why they’re mapping the social media landscape to counter violent extremism. Then Chloe Colliver from London’s Institute for Strategic Dialogue explains how her organisation...

Duration:00:34:44

Immigration and Terror

11/17/2017
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Are immigrants responsible for Terrorism? If you follow some of the West’s leading politicians, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking so. But many reports tell a different story. This week, we speak with Sasha Polakow-Suransky, author of “Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration & the Fate of Western Democracy.” What is clear is that terrorist attacks are often directed specifically at immigrant communities, who are then attacked by white nationalists who blame them...

Duration:00:39:28

Training for Terror

11/2/2017
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Often, terrorism is at the top of the headlines, with rolling logos, sensational images, and stark graphics. How do we tell a different story? And how do we train journalists and community leaders to craft a narrative that promotes civil society ideals. We talk with RNTC’s Brandon Oelofse about the importance of training to counter violent extremism. And once we’ve learned to tell these stories, which stories should we tell, and why? Arab Weekly Online Editor Mamoon Alabbasi gives us the...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 3 - Women and Terror

10/18/2017
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Welcome to a special edition of Ci: Countering Violent Extremism - Women and Terror, with host Dr Charles Kriel. Women are terrorism’s front-line victims, from Islamic State through the Maoist Insurgency. But is that the whole story? What of ideologically-driven women like Sally Jones? We speak with the author Professor Mia Bloom about women with agency in the field of terror. Islamic State is using the sexual enslavement of women as a tool to recruit sex offenders. Researcher Nikita...

Duration:00:32:20

Ci - Countering Violent Extremism

10/9/2017
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Mass murder in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people and injured another 489 in America’s largest mass shooting in modern history - but was it terrorism. We speak with University College of London researcher Dr Emily Corner about the psychology of terror. Fake news about the shooting flooded social media channels within minutes of the act. Why, and to what end? Dr Ofer Fridman of King’s College War Studies Department explains modern propaganda, so-called hybrid warfare, and...

Duration:00:29:54

Ci - Countering Violent Extremism

10/9/2017
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On the first episode of our podcast, Dr. Alastair Reed of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism walks us through the state of CVE today. And Cathy Otten reads from her new book, With Ash on Their Faces. We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit acts of violence. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors....

Duration:00:30:52

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