Countering Violent Extremism: Weapons are not Enough Alliance for Peacebuilders April 2016 In this day of transnational actors, we must do the hard work of persuading hearts and minds. The tools of rhetoric are needed to stamp out the ideologies of extremism. There is not state to bomb. The extremists are among us, having believed that violence is the answer. What drives them? How can we persuade them to think differently? Get a PDF booklet on the power of storytelling from the Alliance for Peacebuilders.