The Capitol Hill Siege

The Capitol Hill Siege Tracker

We regularly maintain a free, online database of legal records and criminal cases involving participants in the January 6th Capitol Hill siege. Explore the cases and our analysis here.

Mosul and the Islamic State

 Mosul and the Islamic State

Our 4-part podcast series reveals untold stories from inside the Islamic State’s reign of terror over Mosul, the pursuit of justice in its aftermath, and the enduring struggle of the city's people for a better future.

GW Extremism Tracker

The GW Extremism Tracker

Our monthly updates detail terrorism-related activities and court proceedings in the United States. 

The ISIS Files

The ISIS Files

In September 2018, The New York Times announced a partnership with GW to preserve, digitize, translate, and provide analysis of The ISIS Files documents and publish them on an open, searchable website. 



In maintaining our commitment to bringing nuanced perspectives from experts in the field of violent and non-violent extremism, we regularly host panel discussions, invited speakers, and other events.

Founding Fathers

Our Latest Report

In June, we released a new report that evaluates the impact and legacy of three Americans who played outsized roles in the evolution of jihadist English-language propaganda.


Our Mission

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The Program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public.


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PoE Research on Capitol Hill Siege Featured in Senate Hearings


Our preliminary report on the Capitol Hill Siege has featured directly in Senators' remarks in both the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in their reviews of the January 6th attack. We look forward to continuing our work and helping to guide the discussion going forward.