Since 9/11, the number of terrorist attacks worldwide per year has increased fivefold. This report argues that as long as this continues, the United States will remain vulnerable to terrorism while extremism contributes to chaos, conflict, and coercion that drains U.S. resources, weakens our allies, and provides openings for our competitors. In light of this the authors argue for a new approach to preventing extremism.
Established in response to a request from the U.S. Congress in 2017, the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States has developed a new strategy that represents the insightful and bipartisan foreign policy thinking of fifteen leading former policymakers, legislators, and other experts on how to empower fragile states to resist extremism on their own.
To read the full report, Preventing Extremism in Fragile States: A New Approach, please follow the link provided.