SSR to counter radicalisation/terrorism?

26/03/2015 @ 13:26
by Petra van Oijen

Looking at what is happening in the world, it is clear that counter terrorism/radicalisation are key topics of interest. When working on SSR, indirectly, you also hope to minimise radicalisation. However, I am curious to see if there are any clear links between SSR and counter radicalisation/terrorism.

  • Does anyone in the forum know if there are any projects where SSR is specifically used in order to counter radicalisation or terrorism?
  • Or the use of SSR in order to prevent radicalisation from happening?

It would be interesting to hear of some concrete examples or impacts of SSR programmes/projects.

Thank you!

Petra

27/03/2015 @ 12:08
by Måns Björn

Hi Petra, 

At DCAF's MENA division, we recently produced the attached background note regarding good SSG/R and countering VE in the MENA region. You can also find it at: http://www.marsad.eg/en/publication/the-role-of-good-security-sector-governance-in-countering-violent-extremism-in-the-mena-region/

Dont hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions regarding this!

/Måns

NOTE_MENA_Violent-Extremism.pdf (406 kB)
26/03/2015 @ 15:36
by Victoria Walker

I think it only allows me to upload one document per post - here is the other

Terrorismandradicalism-libre.pdf (175 kB)
26/03/2015 @ 15:35
by Victoria Walker

Hi Petra,

 Check out GCERF - A public-private partnership, GCERF was established to serve as the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas. Operating at the nexus of security and development, GCERF is committed to working in partnership and consultation with governments, civil society, and the private sector in beneficiary countries to support national strategies to address the local drivers of violent extremism. http://www.gcerf.org/

Also, this blog post is really good: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/18/deradicalization-revisited/

 Plus here are two publications on aspects of SSR and anti-radicalism.

Kind regards,

Victoria

OSCE community policing and countering radicalisation.pdf (2 MB)