Addressing Extremism

A White Paper entitled “Addressing Extremism” authored by The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University’s Dr Andrea Bartoli, and Dr. Peter T. Coleman, ICCCR, Teachers College, Columbia University, attempts to analyze the nature of extremism both in general and in the particular form that is radicalizing many seemingly mentally healthy young people and drawing them into ISIS. It is a careful, detailed analysis that should be required reading for every forensic psychiatrist and psychologist who is grappling with trying to understand the growing psychological and political tragedy of young people being drawn into violent, nihilistic, jihadist extremist behavior. The paper can be downloaded here: WhitePaper on Extremism

–Mark I Levy MD