#UnitedCVE: Q & A With Anne Azza Aly and Bennett Clifford

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) recently published another of my pieces on radicalisation in Georgia and once again, the research work of Bennett Clifford proved invaluable to support general observations I’ve also made as it pertains to the problem of radicalisation in Georgia. My recent Q & A with Bennett also proved interesting enough to merit posting it in full on this blog. But first up, however, is Anne Azza Aly, a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) practitioner from Australia who I’ve met before at a Hedayah and Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) event I spoke at in December 2014.

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Ukraine Centre UA’s Svitlana Zalischuk at the Personal Democracy Forum Poland — CEE 2014

Last week I attended the Personal Democracy Forum in Warsaw, Poland, where I was invited to speak on a panel discussing the situation of the independent media and democracy in the South Caucasus. The event had been planned a few months in advance, but coinciding with events next door in Ukraine, including the Russian military intervention in Crimea, the conference’s agenda seemed very timely indeed.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan Rewired: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

Named one of the Top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine the same year he became Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman’s first book, Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, was always going to make for some interesting reading.

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