What can be done to prevent a resurgence of violent extremism in Northeast Syria?
The event will discuss the resort to violence and violent extremism in Northeast Syria based on a new report entitled “Preventing the Re-emergence of violent extremism in Northeast Syria.” This report was produced as a joint collaboration by the National Agenda for the Future of Syria Programme (NAFS) at UN ESCWA and the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
15:00 Beirut Time - 14:00 CET
Every factor that previously allowed for the rise of armed extremist groups and the eventual takeover by the so-called Islamic State (IS) remain unaddressed and, in some cases, more prevalent than before. This begs the following questions: What are the prevailing vulnerabilities that contribute to the threat of IS and other extremist groups regaining a foothold in the North East? Is a return to violence the default for seeking to bring about change or improvement? If so, what can be done by actors at the local, national, and international level to prevent such a resurgence of violence or violent extremism in NE Syria?
Hanny Megally, Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Jasmine El-Gamal, Consultant and MENA Political Analyst.
Jalal Alhamad, Human Rights Specialist, Justice for Life Organization
Haid Haid, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Chatham House
Organized by: National Agenda for the Future of Syria Programme (NAFS) at UN ESCWA and Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University