The McCain Institute for International Leadership strives to deliver tangible change in the environment that feeds global extremism and develop relationships with international partners who share our commitment to countering terrorism with all of the tools at our disposal.
Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE) – inspired by terrorists located overseas – poses the most immediate threat to the United States and our allies. Presently, we lack sufficient capacity as an international community to respond to this challenge. While it remains the responsibility of the U.S. Government to promulgate a strategy for countering the Homegrown Violent Extremism, there is much that can be done outside of the executive branch to develop the necessary capabilities to make any strategy successful. Areas of focus include: