Global Center Partners with Hedayah to Offer CVE Trainings
Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa
Roles of Women and Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Hanging by a Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia’s remittance lifeline
Global Center Analysis of the UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Latest Events

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia: What role for civil society?

16-17 April 2015 | Singapore

The Global Center supported a two civil-society led events on the margins of the East Asia Summit Symposium on Religious Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration. The discussions, moderated by Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Global Center Head of Research and Analysis, took place over a dinner and a morning panel aimed to advance the action agenda outlined by international partners at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism earlier this year. The events brought key civil society experts and practitioners from a range of Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and New Zealand, to explore practical efforts in preventing and countering violent extremism. Read More

Workshop on Capacity Building and Training for the Appropriate Management of Violent Extremist Offenders

8-9 April 2015 | Medan, Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia hosted the third meeting within the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Detention and Reintegration Working Group (DRWG) in Medan, Indonesia. The meeting, entitled “Workshop on Capacity Building and Training for the Appropriate Management of Violent Extremist Offenders,” was co-chaired by Indonesia and the Government of Australia, and co-organized by the Global Center. It focused on the importance of dynamic security and effective interaction and engagement strategies, and methods to monitor and prevent radicalization to violent extremism within the prison system. Read More

Latest Publications

Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa

Money laundering and terrorism financing pose significant threats to security and development efforts worldwide and increasingly undermine the integrity and stability of the global financial system. In recent years there has been increasing political will and tangible progress on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) issues in the region. The report includes cutting edge information and analysis from 10 countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Yemen. It provides a snapshot of the underlying economic and socio-political climate in each country, followed by an in-depth analysis of AML/CFT developments and achievements, as well as remaining capacity and implementation challenges. The report includes recommendations for initiatives that support jurisdictions in addressing capacity challenges and building more robust AML/CFT regimes and discusses regulatory challenges and financial inclusion opportunities posed by emerging technologies such as mobile banking within the region. Read More

Stability and Security: Danish Somali Remittance Corridor Case Study

This policy brief examines the Danish Somali remittance corridor against the backdrop of recent MSB bank account closures, including those in the United Kingdom and the United States. It provides insight into MSB operations and remittance sending practices in Denmark, as well as background on the Somali diaspora there. The brief was informed by a combination of desk research and field consultations with Somali community members in the Danish cities of Aalborg, Aarhus, and Copenhagen. The brief offers recommendations to key actors including Danish AML/CFT regulatory authorities, Somali MSBs, and Danish financial institutions holding Somali MSB bank accounts with the objective of preventing similar account closures in Denmark. Read More