Countering violent extremism (CVE)

Countering violent extremism (CVE) is generally held to mean preventative measures which seek to address drivers or root causes of violent extremism.

It was adopted by US policymakers in 2005. Discussion exists on the evidence, possibility and priority of disengagement c.q. change of behaviour or de-radicalization c.q. change of beliefs (Silke, 2011; Schmid, 2013).