The Middle East Institute and the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Paris, France), with support from the European Union, undertook the project entitled Understanding Deradicalization: Pathways to Enhance Transatlantic Common Perceptions and Practices.” The goal of this project is to compare and analyze transatlantic practices in developing and implementing preventative interventions to minimize violence and the spread of radicalized and violent groups.

There is much to be learned by examining the strengths and weaknesses of both the American and European methods, and it is clear that taking a transatlantic approach to the challenge of deradicalization and counterterrorism is highly relevant in today's world.

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