Contributors to this volume edited by Maya Mirchandani explore how COVID-19 has exacerbated existing political, socio-cultural, religious and ideological faultlines, with a focus on how it has made the pressing task of tackling on- and off- line extremism harder. They ask whether we can define and identify a process of radicalisation? And, if so, can we identify drivers of radicalisation beyond the obvious markers of ethnic, racial or faith-based identities? Can we find ways to address the concerns of individual, community or national security, while ensuring a free and democratised internet, without the government’s interference and the attendant dangers of its surveillance of political dissent? And perhaps most importantly, can we do it urgently, to mitigate the damage already done by the cauldron of radical violence, ideological hate and populist polarisation that threatens our futures as seriously as a pandemic does today.
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Confronting the Challenges of ‘Post-Organisational’ Extremism - Milo Comerford
Domestic Terrorism in the US, Disinformation and the Impact of COVID-19 - Colin P. Clarke
Countering Violent Extremism in the US: A Work in Progress - Eric Rosand
Understanding Radicalisation is Key to Effective Countermeasures - Sajid Shapoo
India Muslims and Jihadist Failures: Past and Future - Mohammed Sinan Siyech
Manufacturing Conflict: Indian Muslims and the Shift from Marginalisation to Exclusion - Ali Khan
Peacebuilding Framework, Narrative and Policy Interventions in Jammu & Kashmir - Ashima Kaul
How the World’s Largest Internet Shutdown Has Failed to Counter Extremism in Kashmir - Khalid Shah
Analysing the Impact of the Taliban Deal on Jihadist Violence in South Asia - Kriti M. Shah
Decoding Gendered Online Trolling in India - Simantini Ghosh
UN Framework on Countering Violent Extremism Online is the Need of the Hour - Ilyas El Omari
The Role of Human Voice in the Communication of Digital Disinformation - Rita Singh
Debating the Ethics of Deepfakes - Ashish Jaiman
Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism at Facebook: Technology, Expertise and Partnerships - Erin Saltman