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Peter Welby

Peter Welby is a consultant on religion and global affairs, specializing in the Arab world. Previously he was the managing editor of a think tank on religious extremism, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, and worked in public affairs in the Arabian Gulf. He is based in London, and has lived in Egypt and Yemen. Twitter: @pdcwelby.

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West could learn counter-extremism lessons from the Gulf

Counter-extremism programs are delicate creatures. Constructed in haste, they can cause more trouble than they solve. But, made too cautiously, they won’t do the job they are designed for. Unfortunately for governments who need to show action to a concerned public, they often do both.

June 13, 2018