Many of the Westerners ICSVE researchers have interviewed have already spontaneously deradicalized, as they became seriously disillusioned by ISIS.
New information from Abu Faisal’s accounts could indicate various scenarios, including that Daniela Greene might have warned Cuspert that he was under FBI investigation.
Canadian Abu Henricki says he and other Trinidadians were invited to attempt to penetrate the U.S. borders to mount financial attacks against the country.
Foreign fighters who stood with ISIS leader up to the end had doubts before the Islamic State began to crumble.
Brit insists that not everyone living in Syria who went to live under ISIS did so out of ideological conviction.
Hoda now says she was brainwashed by Twitter, and that she, like many of the others similarly lured in by ISIS’ propaganda and recruitment machine, gradually woke up.
Elite Iraqi counterterrorism unit also sent in a fortune teller to take down a series of ISIS high-level leaders.
Recent deaths raise questions about why underage Western children are being held in Syria rather than returned to their home countries.
“In our meetings, we talked about re-establishing the Ottoman Empire. This was the vision of Turkey,” says emissary.
Research shows that ISIS had been able to develop its drone programs without any support from state actors.
High-level Kurdish officials shared with us their anxieties over the potential U.S. pullout, which leaves them vulnerable in Syria.
One feature of al Shabaab attacks inside Kenya is using Kenyan citizens to support or actually take part in assaults.
Despite land losses and social media takedowns, violent extremist groups still somehow persist in operating online.
ISIS cadres are still present in both Syria and Iraq and are continuing by U.S. military estimates to entice up to 100 foreigners each month.
Former sex slaves have found telling of captivity so retraumatizing that they decided it was better to stay silent.
Prison leadership and staff should be ready for a multi-faceted process that includes psychology and religious literacy.
The first line of defense has been, and may always be, physically eliminating locations of ISIS media points and arresting those pushing out online content.
In crafting effective counter-messaging tools, one must consider the messenger, the audience and the medium.
The fear of a massive flow of male returnees from the conflict zones in Iraq and Syria did not materialize; instead, it is women hoping to return home.
Videos stimulate much-needed discussions on contentious socio-political issues that often fuel violent extremism.