Overview

In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the Greater Middle East and Levant as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Resource Library

Blog Post
2017 RESOLVE Network Global Forum: Confronting the Next Wave of Violent Extremism
RESOLVE Team
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The Islamic State may be out in Mosul and on the back foot in Raqqa, but the next chapter in the global narrative of violent extremism has yet to be written. With violent extremists losing…
Publication
Defending Islamic Education: War on Terror discourse and religious education in twenty-first century Morocco
Ann Wainscott
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How does War on Terror discourse impact religious education curricula in Muslim societies? How do supporters of Islamic education defend the subject in light of intense local and international…
Article
Trends in Terrorist Activity and Dynamics in Diyala province , Iraq , during the Iraqi Governmental Transition , 2004-2006
Greenwald, Aaron L.
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This descriptive study explores the evolution of the Iraqi insurgency in the dynamic strategic
environment between 2004 and 2006. In these three years, insurgents in Iraq sought to exploit…
Article
A primer of Middle Eastern leadership culture
Greaves, Sheldon
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It is natural for someone looking in on a foreign culture from the outside to interpret what they see and frame their reactions based on their own background and assumptions. With cultures as a…
Article
The United Kingdom's stabilisation model and Afghanistan: The impact on humanitarian actors
Gordon, Stuart
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‘Stabilisation’ has emerged as a powerful policy framework since 2004. The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of states adopting and developing a ‘stabilisation’ model and has adapted…
Article
“Purity of Arms,” “Preemptive War,” and “Selective Targeting” in the Context of Terrorism: General, Conceptual, and Legal Analyses
Gordon, Avishag
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Selective targeting (or targeted killing) of terrorist leaders is a legitimate mode of operation and part of a state's counterterrorism, anticipatory, self-defense activities that are designed…

Greater Middle East & Levant Experts

Kateira Aryaeinejad
Megan E. Loney
Resolve User
Ann Wainscott
Scholar of Morocco, Iraq, and Religion and Politics
Resolve User
Safdar Hussain