How Could Egypt and Tunisia Reverse the Growth of Islamist Violent Radicalisation?

Author
Georges Fahmi
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
IEMed/EuroMeSCo
Abstract
Egypt and Tunisia have been witnessing over the past few years a new wave of violent Islamist radicalisation. The engagement of Egyptian and Tunisian youth in political violence shows that depending only on classical counter-terrorism strategies will not only fail to prevent violent radicalisation, but it might actually increase it. Both the political and religious actors need to work together to formulate a comprehensive de-radicalisation strategy to render the political and religious spheres less enabling for violent radical ideas and movements.