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Meet the Journalist: Elisabeth Zerofsky

Journalist Elisabeth Zerofsky describes her research into France's new deradicalization programs. Unlike other Western European countries, France did not have any sort of deradicalization policy in place to deal with the increase in jihadist radicalization across the country until 2014. After some trial and error, the government opened its first deradicalization center in fall 2016, despite concerns about its experimental nature and the fact that methods of deradicalization remain elusive and challenging.