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Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center.

During the ministerial-level launch of the GCTF in New York in September 2011, the U.A.E offered to serve as the host of the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. In December 2012, Hedayah was inaugurated with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 

Hedayah is devoted to dialogue and communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.


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Isis' message thrives online after crushing defeat on battlefield, Europe's Globsec security forum hears

posted on 19 May 2018 news

BRATISLAVA | THE NATIONAL | Terror groups such as Isis are reaching ever wider audiences online after their crushing defeat on the battlefield, raising the question of how to defeat an enemy adept at tapping into anger among young people and recruiting them to their ranks.

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News & Activities

Debating Security Plus Roundtable Discussion

11 Dec 2017 Activity

On 12 April 2018, Hedayah, Friends of Europe and TRENDS Research and Advisory plan will be convening a one-day roundtable in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The roundtable marks the local launch of the report Debating Security Plus Report (5th Edition) as a result of the Debating Security Plus 2017.

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T&T gov't outlines measures to deal with terrorism

11 May 2018 news

PORT OF SPAIN | JAMAICA OBSERVER | The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it had strengthened internal structures to treat with the subject of terrorism as it recognizes the global threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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