The research highlights ongoing global threats from radicalization leading to extremism and violent extremism. It emphasizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these trends, urging researchers to continually assess emerging challenges. The provided compilation of research essays from Hedayah’s International Research Conference in 2022 covers various topics related to countering and preventing extremism. The conference, spanning seven years, serves as a platform for policymakers, practitioners, and academics to share insights and discuss new and developing trends. The seventh conference focused on COVID-19 implications, the role of the internet, environmental changes, the global rise of the radical right, and ethical challenges in research. The involvement of diverse partners and strategic sponsors demonstrates the collaborative effort in addressing these critical issues.
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