January 05, 2021

The Top 20 Most Dangerous Extremists On Earth

(New York, N.Y.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today published a list of the 20 most dangerous extremists on the planet. The list highlights the last known location, deaths attributed to these harbingers of terror, as well as analyzing the...


"Prof Ian Acheson, senior adviser at the Counter Extremism Project, was commissioned by Mr Gove seven years ago to look into Islamist extremism in prisons.

"He has always been committed to tackling the threat posed by those who advocate hateful ideas in the high-level posts he has held in government as Secretary of State for Education, Justice and now at the department responsible for communities," Prof Acheson told The National."

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"A recent report from the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a non-profit NGO that monitors revenue streams for terrorism and extremism, found illegal wildlife trafficking was experiencing a post-pandemic resurgence."

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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

4RNetwork Launch Summary Video | November 16, 2022

On November 16, 2022, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) publicly launched the Radicalization, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Recidivism (4R) Network, with a web event featuring CEP leadership and international experts in a conversation moderated by Michael A. Brown, deputy director of the Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships (CP3) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This is a summary video of the full program: 

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project

Michael Niconchuk
Program Director, Trauma & Violent Conflict, Beyond Conflict

Robert Örell
Member, Steering Committee for EU Radicalization Awareness Network

Sofia Koller
Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project

Dr. Juncal Fernandez-Garayzabal
Program Manager, Counter Extremism Project

Michael A. Brown
Deputy Director (Acting), Field Operations, U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Center for Prevention Programs & Partnerships (CP3)

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February 18, 2021 Zachary Schroeder

Extremist Movements Anchored in Historical Interpretation

Some members of the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last month unquestionably saw themselves through the lens of history. A quick look at the crowd revealed flags from several periods of America’s history: Betsy Ross’ 13 star, Christopher...

A Salafi Salad: Jihadism, Takfirism, and the Use of Violence

“No Single Definition for Salafism, AJCS’ Conference Finds (!)” This was the oddly bold caption headlining the 2014 conference report on “Salafism in the Arab World” (sub-title: “Perceptions, Trends and Groups”), hosted by the al-Jazeera “Center for...

Competition Among Syrian Extremists

The outbreak of armed conflict in Syria has driven the country into chaos, with a spectrum of opposition groups claiming to be fighting for the people and against the Assad regime. As the Syrian Civil War enters its fifth year, Islamic extremist...

ISIS and the Cleansing of a Culture

“Nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing under way in the country: it targets human lives, minorities, and is marked by the systematic destruction of humanity’s ancient heritage.” – Irina Bukova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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