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Updated on 22 May 2017
Losing the Plot: Narrative, Counter-Narrative and Violent Extremism

By Dr. Andrew Glazzard, Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. Counter-terrorist practitioners and policy makers appear to be very interested in narrative. They often describe the worldview of violent Islamist groups and movements as the ‘jihadi narrative’, while their efforts to confront terrorist […]

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Updated on 9 May 2017
ICCT Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel at EU Parliament

ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel presented the ICCT and PwC Report “The European Union’s Policies on Counter-Terrorism: Relevance, Coherence and Effectiveness” to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 4 May 2017. In her presentation, Dr. van Ginkel briefly summarises the contents of the report, particularly explaining some […]

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Updated on 4 May 2017
Digital Distractions: Analysis of Iraqi PMUs’ English Media Campaign

By Yousif Kalian & Omar Alhashani. In a video with over 3,000,000 views on Youtube, Abu Tahseen, a stocky senior of about 60 years old wearing a hand-knitted camouflage beanie, slowly walks up to his station. The hills and rivers of Iraq surround him. “I am relaxed”, he says. Nothing seems to reassure him more than […]

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Updated on 1 May 2017
April 2017 Newsletter

Our April 2017 Newsletter is out! Read about our latest events, publications and activities. You can read the newsletter here. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, suggestions or comments. If you would like to receive our future newsletter by email, please subscribe.

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Updated on 26 Apr 2017
What If Some Terrorist Attacks Are Unstoppable?

We look at terrorist acts in ways that most people would never consider reasonable when it comes to other tragedies in life. For instance, we accept a certain level of fatality in car accidents, or drug overdoses, or in gang disputes, or even, at least in the US, in everyday gun incidents. Of course, we […]

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Updated on 24 Apr 2017
Extremist Construction of Identity: How Escalating Demands for Legitimacy Shape and Define In-Group and Out-Group Dynamics

By J.M. Berger. This Research Paper examines how the white supremacist movement Christian Identity emerged from a non-extremist forerunner known as British Israelism. By examining ideological shifts over the course of nearly a century, the paper seeks to identify key pivot points in the movement’s shift toward extremism and explain the process through which extremist […]

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Updated on 18 Apr 2017
ICCT Research Fellow in NOS

On 11 April 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel commented in an article by the Dutch news broadcaster NOS about radicalisation in Central Asian countries.

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Updated on 18 Apr 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger on ABC News

On 12 April 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger was interviewed by ABC News, discussing the Russian influence campaign behind the ‘#SyriaHoax’ hashtag on Twitter.

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Updated on 13 Apr 2017
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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Updated on 13 Apr 2017
The Strategic Logic of the “Linkage-Based” Approach to Combating Militant Islamist Propaganda: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations

By Dr. Haroro J. Ingram. The ICCT Policy Brief titled ‘A “Linkage-Based” Approach to Combating Militant Islamist Propaganda’ presented a two-tiered framework of interlocking guidelines for counter-terrorism strategic communications. This Research Paper methodically examines the strategic logic of the “linkage-based” approach by exploring its conceptual and empirical foundations. It begins by briefly outlining the strategy’s […]

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