Overview

Political violence refers to hostile or aggressive acts motivated by a desire to affect change in the government or society makeup and function. Acts of political violence can arise from ideology or social grievances.

Political Violence

Resource Library

Partner Publication
Boko Haram and violent extremism: perspectives from peacebuilders
Martin Ewi, Uyo Salifu
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The atrocities unleashed by Boko Haram since 2009 have affected millions of people in Nigeria and the region as a whole. This policy brief presents the results of a field-based study on peacebuilders…
Partner Publication
Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: A How-To Guide
Lilah Elsayed, Talal Faris, Sara Zeiger
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The Middle East and North African (MENA) region has historically suffered from various forms of violent extremism and terrorism, and there are a number of different
terrorist groups operating…
Partner Publication
Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in the Middle East and North Africa: A How-To Guide
Lilah Elsayed, Talal Faris, Sara Zeiger
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The Middle East and North African (MENA) region has historically suffered from various forms of violent extremism and terrorism, and there are a number of different
terrorist groups operating…
Partner Article
The Criminal-Jihadist: Insights into Modern Terrorist Financing
Dr Christina Schori Liang
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Criminal-terrorist networks are weakening states by eroding state structures, undermining the rule of law, and creating illegitimate governments. They rule over large swathes of territory, where they…
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Leaderless Jihad in a Leaderless World: The Future of Terrorism
Dr. Christina Schori Liang
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Dr. Liang’s chapter in the 2017 Global Terrorism Index maintains that the global campaign of jihad is not only being fueled by technology but is also being reinforced by the increasing number of at-…
Article
Chad and the West: Shifting Security Burden?
Celeste Hicks
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Chad’s decision in January 2015 to send troops into northern Nigeria to fight the militant Islamist group Boko Haram brought the country into the international spotlight. Early successes in regaining…

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Political Violence Experts

Bethany L. McGann
RESOLVE Network Knowledge Platform Administrator
Kateira Aryaeinejad
RESOLVE Network Research Associate and Project Manager
Megan E. Loney
Candace Rondeaux
Resolve User
Joshua Craze
Joshua Craze
Resolve User
Ann Wainscott
Scholar of Morocco, Iraq, and Religion and Politics