Since 2011, the Obama administration has been making a push to implement the concept of Countering Violent Extremism, or “CVE,” both at home and abroad. CVE as a concept, set of policies, and spectrum of practices has been and continues to rapidly evolve, especially within a domestic U.S. context.
At the same time, domestic U.S. CVE has come under substantial criticism, especially from civil liberties and some community advocacy groups. Largely as a result of these stated concerns, other local community stakeholders appear hesitant to participate in CVE initiatives. This potentially threatens the viability of community-based partnerships that underwrite the implementation of CVE. To be sustainable in the long run, researchers and policymakers need to re-think CVE as a concept and as a set of policies and practices.
Beutel, Alejandro. 2015. "Moving Toward a Society with NO HATE - A Proposal for Advancing U.S. Domestic CVE." START (November). https://www.start.umd.edu/news/moving-toward-society-no-hate-proposal-advancing-us-domestic-cve