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Military commanders inspect arms and ammunitions recovered from Boko Haram jihadists. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

The re-integration of defectors from terror groups into society is a conundrum governments in conflict situations have to deal with across the world.
In a deeply tragic irony, the two victims who lost their lives to a man who made a mockery of their idealism were assisted by two others who appear to have genuinely benefited from prison rehabilitation programs. AAP/EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Lessons on terrorism and rehabilitation from the London Bridge attack

Prison rehabilitation programs are difficult, but to give up and do nothing would be not merely cynical, but self-defeating.
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How to deradicalise someone

More work has been done to understand why people become militant – but here's what we know about disengaging those who do.
Tunisians demonstrate against the return of jihadists fighting for extremist groups abroad Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi

Integrating radical fighters who return home isn’t easy, but can be done

Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn't be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
There are calls for Australia to focus on early intervention strategies to steer young people away from the path to radicalisation in the wake of events like the Nice attack. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Calls for deradicalisation programs after Nice attack should be met with caution

The UK’s experience with its Prevent strategy over nearly a decade urges caution in how Australia should approach its own efforts to counter the threat of radicalisation.

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