Welcome to the Counter Extremism Network

Mission Statement

The Counter Extremism Network was created to highlight and bring together the work of individuals and organizations engaged in defeating violent extremism and terrorism around the world. Our goal is to help coordinate, share information, and raise awareness of the many strategies, approaches, and research findings that attempt to tackle the seemingly intractable problem of violent extremism in order to reduce regional insecurity and improve public safety and national security.


The Counter Extremism Network is intended to become a clearinghouse for research as well as a way for researchers and other interested parties to connect and share their work and ideas. Please click on The Hub for recent research; Organizations, Individuals, Journals, and Blogs for information on some of the groups and individuals working on the counter extremism problem; and Join the Conversation to connect with us and share your ideas.

Some of Our Research

We recently published an op-ed on a new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in cyberspace on The Hill on March 21, 2017. A longer article on the same topic that expands on this op-ed will be published elsewhere soon. Please check back for more details soon.