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Updated on 23 Feb 2018
Jihadists’ Grievance Narratives against France

France ranks first in the EU as a provider of foreign terrorist fighters in Syria and Iraq, and as the most-targeted European country in the context of the Syrian-Iraqi conflict. France has a longstanding history related to jihadism, correlated with multiple grievances from jihadist groups: it has been depicted as an enemy of Islam because […]

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Updated on 20 Feb 2018
Charlie Winter on BBC Radio 4: Is ISIS Still A Threat?

In this episode of BBC Radio4’s Briefing Room, ICCT Fellow Charlie Winter is joined by experts including Richard Barrett (former head of counter-terrorism at MI6) to discuss the threat currently posed by IS. Listen to the discussion here  

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Updated on 20 Feb 2018
Colin P. Clarke’s RAND Blog: Erdogan’s Fatal Blind Spot

In his most recent RAND blog, ICCT Fellow Colin P. Clarke discusses the spill-over of IS militants from Syria and Iraq into Turkey. In this context, Erdogan’s tolerance of IS in order to focus on fighting Kurdish militants is a “dangerous and myopic policy”. Read the full piece here    

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Updated on 20 Feb 2018
ISIS Child Soldiers in Syria: The Structural and Predatory Recruitment, Enlistment, Pre-Training Indoctrination, Training, and Deployment

Research on the engagement of children with the so-called Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS) relies heavily on the analysis of obtained ISIS documents and ISIS-disseminated propaganda, leaving major elements of the recruitment and deployment process uncovered. Such ambiguities hinder future efforts aimed at dealing with ISIS’ child soldiers. As such, an intensive effort to compile data […]

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Updated on 15 Feb 2018
Fellow Colin P. Clarke’s Policy Brief cited in Washington Post

The U.S military campaign in Afghanistan has expanded to target Uighur jihadists. Who are the Uighur separatists? What is the scope and scale of Uighur foreign fighter activity? ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke and Dr. Paul Rexton Kan looked at the challenges posed by this under-examined militant group in a November 2017 ICCT Policy […]

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Updated on 12 Feb 2018
J.M Berger cited in TRT World Op-Ed: On Anti-Muslim Violence

In his TRT World op-ed, C.J Werleman uses ICCT Fellow J.M Berger‘s analysis of in/out group binaries to make sense of violent anti-Muslim extremism. In the same way ISIS propaganda constructs an ‘us vs them’ binary, recent anti-Muslim attacks can be understood as acts of in-group violence against an out-group Other. “Anti-Muslim extremists are radicalizing in […]

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Updated on 12 Feb 2018
Colin P. Clarke’s RAND Blog: U.S-Russia Are Not Viable CT Partners

ICCT Associate Fellow, Colin P. Clarke, has a new blog post on the US-Russia CT relationship. Clarke’s piece, ‘Russia is Not a Viable Counter-Terrorism Partner for the United States’, points to the obstacles for US-Russian cooperation and argues that they are incompatible as partners in countering terrorism. Dr. Clarke’s op-ed was originally published as part […]

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Updated on 8 Feb 2018
Associate Fellow J.M Berger in Aspen Institute Report

Fellow J.M Berger has contributed a chapter to an Aspen Institute Report titled “Pluralism in Peril: Challenges to an American Ideal.” Berger’s chapter, “Out of Many, One: Defining the Opposite of Extremism”, looks at countering extremism in the context of the debate on American pluralism. Read the full report here.

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Updated on 7 Feb 2018
Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel in NRC

Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel‘s important contribution to a recent Egmont Paper is featured in Dutch newspaper, NRC. Read the full article here. Read the Egmont Paper here. “Returnees: Who are they, why are they (not) coming back, and how should we deal with them? Assessing Policies on Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.”

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Updated on 7 Feb 2018
ICCT Improves Standing in Global Think Tank Index

Once again, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism has been named in the Global Go To Think Tank Index (University of Pennsylvania). In an improvement on 2016’s rankings, ICCT has moved up four places in the global rankings for defense and national security think-tanks. On these rankings, ICCT Director Dr. Alastair Reed said “this is a testament […]

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