NATO’s Importance to the Security of the United States

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Cynthia M. Lardner

 

A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

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Combatting Violent Extremism

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Cynthia M. Lardner

The fight against violent extremism is being fought by a shift in global consciousness resulting in a collective effort by governments, NGOs and stakeholders, including individuals at the local level. Radicalized extremism, which has nothing to do with religion, is an ideology founded on inducing fear of imagined or future danger. It is a feeling, not an action. Simply stated, extremism is psychological warfare.

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