Frequently Asked Questions


Who are we?


We are a research center dedicated to combating the ideology of extremists that is based on the misuse of religion.
At Sawab Center, we believe in tackling extremism through a multi-faceted approach, by studying the underlying drivers and developing research-based strategies to counter it. We are convinced that the prerequisite for countering extremism is understanding the narrative that fuels it. By deconstructing this narrative, we aim to curtail the spread of such ideas in society. We also seek to disrupt the recruitment and radicalization process by undermining the appeal of extremist ideology.

Our work

What is the focus of Sawab’s research?


Our research focuses on a wide range of issues related to extremism and terrorism, including the drivers of radicalization, the impact of socio-economic factors on extremism, and the psychological and cognitive factors that contribute to extremist thought. Our research also attempts to deconstruct extremist narratives by focusing on the impact of extremism on society. We do so by assessing the economic implications of extremism, analyzing its effects on politics and governance, and examining its influence on society.

What kind of strategies does Sawab develop to counter extremism?


Sawab Center develops research-based strategies to counter extremism, which are multi-faceted and tailored to specific contexts. These strategies include disrupting the recruitment and radicalization process, promoting positive messaging to counter extremist propaganda, and undermining the appeal of extremist ideology.

How does Sawab Center approach the issue of religious fundamentalism


Sawab Center is dedicated to combating the ideology of extremists who misuse religion for their own agenda. However, we recognize that the issue of extremism is complex and multifaceted and cannot be reduced to a single religion or ideology. Our approach is to study the underlying drivers of extremism and develop strategies to counter it, regardless of its ideological or religious underpinnings.

How does Sawab Center promote peace and inclusivity in society?


Sawab Center’s work is guided by the aspiration for a peaceful, prosperous, and inclusive society that is not touched by the scourges of extremism and terrorism. Through our research and advocacy, we seek to promote positive messaging, counter-extremist narrative, and develop strategies that promote social cohesion, inclusivity, and respect for diversity.


How can I collaborate with Sawab Center?


We welcome collaboration with like-minded individuals and centers/institutes. You can get in touch with us using the ‘Contact Form’ on our website . You can also DM us through our X account @SawabCenter.

I would like to visit your office.


Our office is located in Abu Dhabi. If you’d like to meet us in person, please drop us an e-mail at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Media queries

How can I interview Sawab experts?


You can get in touch with us for interviews with our Director or other experts by reaching out to us on:

General inquiries


For general inquiries, please see the Contact Us section on our website You can also get in touch with us at

Social media

What’s your social media handle?


We are on X in English @SawabCenter and in Arabic @sawabcenterAR. We are also on Linkedin


How can I apply for a job at Sawab?


You can apply through our LinkedIn page

Where can I view your job listings?


You can view our job listings on our LinkedIn page. It’s regularly updated with new opportunities, so make sure to check it out.


Where is your office located?


Our office is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.



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