Cashing in on Guns: Identifying the Nexus between Small Arms, Light Weapons and Terrorist Financing

This report presents the main findings of ICCT’s year-long research project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) as a source of terrorism financing. Chapters 2 and 3 take a regional focus and explore this phenomenon in respectively West Africa and the Middle East. Chapter 4 then investigates the possible role that DDR programmes can […]

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Global Security Pulse September 2018: The Crime-Terrorism Nexus

The Global Security Pulse tracks emerging security trends and risks worldwide. This month’s edition explores trends connected to the existing nexus between crime and terrorism, and presents new and underappreciated developments regarding European disengagement strategies, rising right-wing extremism, countering FinTech abuse, and the effects on the international order. The Global Security Pulse (GSP) makes use […]

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Exploring the Nuanced Nexus between Terrorism and Organised Crime

In this Perspective, I aim to illustrate that although the crime-terror nexus has attracted significant attention of late, it is not a new phenomenon, and has past iterations that offer useful lessons for its present form. I reference my own experience as a police officer in Scotland and draw parallels to far older diaspora communities […]

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Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Practitioners

On the 24 April 2018, ICCT, in collaboration with the Netherlands embassy in Qatar, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a workshop titled ‘Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Practitioners‘ […]

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Examining the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism and its Implications for EU Programming

The evolving relationship between terrorism and crime poses significant challenges to the international community, and is contingent on definitions of terrorism, petty crime and organised crime, which are often contested. In Europe there is evidence that there is a link between petty crime and terrorism, where individuals on the margins of society and the formal […]

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Crime and Terror in Europe: Where the Nexus is Alive and Well

Certain academic and policy circles are engaged in an ongoing debate over the existence of what has been dubbed the “crime-terror nexus”. The term refers to the intersection of crime and terror, and the idea that a relationship between criminals and terrorists exists to the extent that a nexus has been established, although it can […]

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The Nexus between Security and Development

By Ivan Briscoe & Dr. Bibi van Ginkel In recent years, only limited collaboration existed between the counter-terrorism community and the development sector. With the exception of some shared rhetoric on state-building and a common focus on an instrumental use of “development”, there has been more mistrust than cooperation, and civil-military exercises have repeatedly created grave problems for […]

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Right-Wing Extremism in the Military

This research paper seeks to examine the right-wing military-extremism nexus by surveying potential consequences arising from the presence of right-wing extremists within Western militaries.

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Fulco van Deventer

Fulco van Deventer is Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism and the Co-founder and Deputy Director of the Human Security Collective (HSC).

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Bibi van Ginkel

Dr. Bibi van Ginkel, LLM, is the owner and founder of The Glocal Connection – Platform for Shared Security, a newly founded consultancy firm dedicated to facilitating multistakeholder engagement on highly sensitive security issues with a special focus on rule of law and prevention solutions.  Van Ginkel’s expertise spans the wide variety of focus areas […]

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