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The Reshaping of the Terrorist and Extremist Landscape in a Post-Pandemic World

Hedayah has deployed four research teams to conduct in-depth research to understand the impact of COVID-19 on violent extremist and terrorist groups.

Our flagship project is analyzing the way the pandemic has affected violent extremist and terrorist groups’ narratives, operations, finances, and ability to carry out attacks in four different regions in the world, including the Balkans, West Africa, East Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to efforts to counter violent extremism. During the crisis, it has become easier for some extremist groups to conduct attacks and since more people are leveraging online tools for social interactions, online recruitment—including the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and propaganda—has subsequently increased.

This project is important as much of the responses to the crisis by governments have led to a shift in the budget toward the health crisis, thus, funding for development aid and countering violent extremism projects in this regard have been reduced. To remedy the challenge in part, Hedayah has deployed four research teams to conduct an analysis with an aim to understand the impact of the pandemic on extremist and terrorist groups and their activities.

The activities of the project are focused on centralizing and consolidating relevant information and trends regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on violent extremism and terrorism globally. In addition, research teams will produce analytical reports and recommendations based on the regional data collected.

 

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