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Fight Against Terrorism

Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of citizens and international stability. Our research examines trends in terrorism and its key drivers, while also exploring possible policies to address them.

19 October 2022 at 14:49 | Africa

The contagion of violent extremism in West African coastal states

Workshop report on the event 'The contagion of violent extremism in West African coastal states'.

The contagion of violent extremism in West African coastal states


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