Despite recent military and intelligence successes against Da’esh and other terrorist groups, countries continue to face the multifaceted challenge of terrorism and mitigating the factors that lead to violent extremism, detecting and preventing “homegrown” attacks, as well as managing the return of “foreign terrorist fighters” (FTFs) and accompanying family members from conflict zones.

Policymakers and practitioners have increasingly recognised the importance of multi-sector and multi-level collaboration within each country to tackle this complex challenge. This collaboration is particularly important when it comes to the development of programmes to identify, intervene, redirect and support individuals who are assessed to be “vulnerable to”, “at-risk of” or already on the path to radicalisation to violent extremism and/or have expressed interest in engaging in terrorist activity, but have not committed crimes.

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Published on October 11, 2020

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