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Updated on 24 Sep 2021
The US National Strategy on Countering Domestic Terrorism as a model for the EU

The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]

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Updated on 21 Sep 2021
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, Episode 2: Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]

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Updated on 17 Sep 2021
The Public Relations of the Taliban: Then and Now

On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]

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Updated on 17 Sep 2021
Islamist Militancy in Indonesia and the Philippines: Domestic Lineage and Sporadic Foreign Influence

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]

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Updated on 13 Sep 2021
ICCT in the Media: Teun van Dongen on ’20 years of 9/11′

On 11 September 2021, ICCT Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead Teun van Dongen reflected on Western attitudes towards 9/11 and counter-terrorism efforts over the past twenty years in the podcast Dr Kelder and Co.

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Updated on 21 Sep 2021
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, Episode 1: Counter-Terrorism in Policing with Frank Straub

Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder […]

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Updated on 13 Sep 2021
ICCT in the Media: The Fall of Afghanistan

Analyses in the media by ICCT experts related to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan that took place in the lead up to, and after the US withdrawal of troops on August 30th, 2021 can be found on this page.

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Updated on 21 Sep 2021
History’s rhymes in the fall of Kabul and Mosul: Flawed ideas, broken promises, and poisonous spin

As Afghanistan has unravelled, it’s been difficult to ignore a foreboding sense of déjà vu that has too-often arisen during these wars on terror. The nightmare goes something like this. In the aftermath of a withdrawal of US and allied forces, a jihadist insurgency once considered defeated triumphantly returns to capture thousands of square kilometres […]

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Updated on 31 Aug 2021
Why Terrorism Studies Miss the Mark When It Comes To Incels

When news broke of an ‘incel’ (involuntarily celibate) terrorist attack in Plymouth, England on 13 August, media coverage of the perpetrator and explanations for his motive quickly went viral. Academics tracking the shooter’s online activity provided further information of his digital footprint, which indicates an interest in incel subcultures, while the UK Independent Reviewer of […]

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Updated on 31 Aug 2021
ICCT’s New Director: Thomas Renard

Thomas Renard has been appointed as the new Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). ICCT is pleased to announce that Dr Thomas Renard will start as Director of the ICCT from 15 September. Renard will be taking over the position from Interim Director Alexander von Rosenbach. As part of ICCT, […]

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