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22 July 2016

Countering the violent radical ideology and policies that drive jihadist killers over the long term requires a strategic focus on three key approaches: delegitimising the religious narrative that killers use to justify their actions in the name of their religion; identifying credible moderate voices within Islam and empowering them to speak up against the violent hijackers of their faith; and encouraging friendly Arab and Muslim regimes to condemn the radical ideology in their societies and adopt domestic policies that would include their peoples in governance.

News from the CEO

  • 21 July 2016
    What’s Next?

    The Malaysian, Indonesian and Philippine Defence Ministers will discuss joint patrols in the Sulu/Sulawesi Seas on 21 July. The Counter-ISIS Joint Ministerial Plenary will be held in Washington, DC on 21 July.

  • 15 July 2016
    What’s Next?

    Mongolia is hosting the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Ulaanbaatar on 15-16 July. The 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union is underway in Kigali, Rwanda until 18 July.  

  • 7 July 2016
    What’s Next?

    Narendra Modi is visiting Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya from 7-11 July. The Permanent Court of Arbitration is to give its decision on the Philippines-China South China Sea dispute on 12 July.

  • 28 June 2016
    What’s Next?

    The National Treasury will determine how much SA President Zuma must repay for upgrades to his Nkandla property on 28 June. The Permanent Court of Arbitration will hand down its decision on the Philippines-China South China Sea dispute by 7 July.


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