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Updated on 22 Aug 2017
Countering Islamic State Messaging Through “Linkage-Based” Analysis

The Islamic State’s recent losses on the battlefield, including significant casualties within its media and propaganda division, offer a unique opportunity to inject competing and alternative messages into the information space. This paper proposes that the content of such messages should be guided by a linkage-based analysis of existing Islamic State messaging. A linkage-based analysis […]

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Updated on 17 Aug 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger in The Atlantic

On 16 August 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger was cited in an article in The Atlantic about the similarities between jihadist and white supremacist violent extremism. According to Berger, “[t]he process and structure of radicalization and extremism […] are the same in different kinds of movements, even when the content of the extremist belief is different (such as with neo-Nazis and jihadists).” […]

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Updated on 17 Aug 2017
ICCT Associate Fellows Colin P. Clarke and Charlie Winter in War on the Rocks

On 17 August 2017, ICCT Associate Fellows Colin P. Clarke and Charlie Winter published an article in War on the Rocks about Islamic State’s (IS) strategic communications legacy. According to the authors, what made IS a successful movement was its understanding of the need to give its media apparatus a central role in order to attain its propaganda goals, and it has […]

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Updated on 15 Aug 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger in The Atlantic

On 14 August 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger published an article in The Atlantic discussing possible scenarios for the Alt-Right movement following the ramming attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, which killed Heather Heyer and injured 19 others. This weekend, the Alt-Right is scheduled to hold protests across at least nine U.S. cities. J.M. Berger argues that “these events will provide an important barometer for […]

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Updated on 22 Aug 2017
High Level Panel: Juveniles in Terrorist-Related Activities

ICCT is hosting a High Level Panel on juveniles in terrorist-related activities on 1 September 2017 in The Hague. Register now!

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Updated on 9 Aug 2017
Moderate Muslims and Islamist Terrorism: Between Denial and Resistance

Since President Trump attempted to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the United States, the question which Muslims are ‘moderate Muslims’ and which are potential ‘radical Islamist terrorists’ has gained new relevance. While some Muslim leaders deny any connection between their religion and terrorism, it is undeniable that many terrorists claim to act in […]

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Updated on 4 Aug 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Colin Clarke in The Independent

On 1 August 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow Colin Clarke was cited in The Independent, in an article discussing what implications the fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) is having for al-Qaeda. Discussing Hamza Bin Laden’s recent accusation of Abdul-Aziz bin Rahman Al Saud of being a British agent, Clarke argues that Bin Laden’s comments are al-Qaeda’s way of saying that Saudi […]

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Updated on 2 Aug 2017
July 2017 Newsletter

Our July 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 2 Aug 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Haroro Ingram in The National Interest

On 31 July 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow Haroro Ingram published an article in The National Interest arguing that despite the defeat of so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) in Mosul, continuing to devise effective ways to combat IS propaganda remains critical. Because IS has been weakened, it will seek new ways to disseminate its propaganda. The article gives a comprehensive overview of Ingram’s […]

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Updated on 26 Jul 2017
Learning from ISIS’s Virtual Propaganda War for Western Muslims: A Comparison of Inspire and Dabiq

This Report engages in a comparative analysis of ISIS’s Dabiq and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazines in order to ‘reverse engineer’ lessons for CT-CVE strategic communications. It examines how Dabiq and Inspire deploy messaging that is strategically designed to appeal to its audiences and drive their radicalisation. This study particularly focuses on how […]

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