International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism – Baghdad (ICSVE-Baghdad) is a partnership formed between ICSVE and the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service, (CTS) also located in Baghdad. ICSVE-Baghdad has as its primary mission interviewing imprisoned ISIS cadres, studying their recruitment patterns, trajectories into terrorism and roles in the group.
ICSVE also creates counter narrative video clips from the testimonies of those now willing to denounce ISIS for the ICSVE Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative Project to fight ISIS’s online and face-to-face recruitment globally.
ICSVE-Baghdad regularly publishes research reports in both English and Arabic and supports CVE professionals, security, law enforcement, intelligence, academics and other professionals in Iraq, as well as around the world, fighting violent extremism and terrorism. ICSVE-Baghdad holds training events inside the country as well as internationally.