International Security & Foreign Policy

Exploring the Potential of Civil Society and Religious Actors in Egypt to Counter Radical Islamism

Grant Year: 2015

Hedieh Mirahmadi and Tarek Elgawhary will examine whether and how the United States can cooperate with civil society groups and religious leaders in Egypt to mobilize effective opposition to violent Islamist extremism. They will analyze U.S. government efforts to counter violent extremism, assess opportunities and challenges for engagement with Egypt’s leading religious and civil society leaders, and conduct field work to understand better the capabilities of local actors to counter radical Islamist ideas. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

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