CGP currently has three major programs. Each of the programs is a thematic area of focus for CGP scholars. The programs include:

Muslim PoliticsSecurity & Violent Extremism • Western Muslims

Muslim Politics

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It is vital for the United States to understand Muslim Politics and the diversity of Islamist groups as they continue to shape politics in Muslim societies.

Security & Violent Extremism


The ongoing struggle against Security & Violent Extremism and the ideology extremist groups perpetuate is central to our effort at CGP. This includes efforts to understand the motivations that lead to radicalization and to provide responses to help mitigate the threat.

Western Muslims

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CGP believes that understanding the issues faced by Western Muslims domestically is essential in our broader effort to tackle and improve relations with Muslims abroad.