South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al Monitor on the upcoming Summit on Confronting Violent Extremism:

WASHINGTON — Many of the invitations have yet to go out and the outcome remains a bit vague for an upcoming White House conference intended to showcase efforts to prevent young people from joining terrorist organizations.

Announced on Jan. 11 in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper in Paris, the so-called Summit on Confronting Violent Extremism (CVE) was initially planned last year to be a largely American affair and has now been broadened to include foreign guests.

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