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Defeating violent extremism requires a united response.

Partnering Against Violence

October 2010, Number 01.04

“The extraordinary and deadly events of the past decade have drawn the world’s attention to the threat of terrorism. To combat violent extremist organizations, it is essential to develop strategic partnerships globally and regionally. Most recently, the European Union and the United States reached an agreement to increase cooperation, collaboration and information sharing in the fight against this threat. Through this first U.S.-EU Seminar on Preventing Violent Extremism, held in Brussels in June 2010, the partners agreed to a joint strategy to confront “a serious threat posed by violent extremists who have become radicalized and have turned to terrorist means.” The joint strategy reflects the seminar’s conclusion that homegrown terrorism “is a transnational challenge that calls for an international response.”

Europe is increasingly concerned with the radicalization of its youth. The United Kingdom in particular faces challenges in the battle against homegrown Islamic radicalization. The Daily Telegraph reports that the U.K. may be home to more Islamic extremists than any other Western country...”

Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Partnering Against Violence,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 1, No. 4, 2010: 40-43.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.