Countering Hate

This paper follows up a presentation by Paul Tilley, Managing Director of iN2, at the <strong>9th National Summit on Strategic Communications</strong> on May 8, 2018 at American University in Washington, D.C.

This paper explores in detail how this was achieved and what it means for strategic communications and countering violent extremism. By examining successful communication resistance in Mosul, we argue counter-messaging can no longer afford to ignore best practices and should place tangibility at its core. As violent networks proliferate globally, the stakes are too high for these lessons to be ignored.

As first in a series, the paper sets the ground and aims at introducing a few of the wealth of case studies collected by iN2 practitioners over the years. The subsequent papers will proceed to explore some of those cases in detail and extract lessons learned as the international community moves forward.