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Updated on 26 Nov 2020
ICCT in the Media: New wave of attacks after Vienna?

ICCT director Alexander von Rosenbach was interviewed for Dutch newspaper AD in relation to the recent terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria. The interview also featured in a second article from the same news agency on the fear of copycat attacks, relating to lone acts of terrorism.

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Updated on 26 Nov 2020
Lessons for Terrorism Prevention from Literature in Related Fields

In the first part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore what can be learned from crime prevention, conflict prevention, counterinsurgency and genocide prevention literature. The full table of contents can be found here. The Handbook consists of five parts. New chapters will be released on a weekly basis. To receive […]

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Updated on 25 Nov 2020
Normalisation, party politics and vigilantism: Why the next terrorist wave will not be right-wing extremist

The right-wing extremist terrorist attacks in the last three years have led many to designate right-wing extremist terrorism as the next major terrorist threat. This paper will argue that for large parts of the West such concerns are misguided for two main reasons. First, right-wing extremists lack the organisational clout to generate a wave of […]

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Updated on 25 Nov 2020
Community and Gender in Counter-Terrorism Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for Transferability Across the Evolving Threat Landscape

This article examines the transferability of two decades of counter-terrorism policy structures which are focused on Islamist extremism. It illustrates how these policies are challenged by the emergence and resurgence of different threat profiles on the security horizon, especially focusing on right-wing extremism. Prevention has become a prominent part of the counter-terrorism strategy, with much […]

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Updated on 25 Nov 2020
Funding in Place: Local Financing Trends Behind Today’s Global Terrorist Threat

Over the last decade, the terror finance landscape has changed dramatically. The proliferation of un- or under-governed spaces has allowed terrorist organisations to exploit local populations and resources to support their operations. Together with a trend toward self-radicalised lone actors and self-financed individuals or small cells, this has led to a discernible trend toward localised […]

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Updated on 25 Nov 2020
The Islamic State’s Global Insurgency and its Counterstrategy Implications

At the dawn of its caliphate, the Islamic State’s global pretensions were limited to being the premier destination for foreign “travellers,” but we now understand that the caliphate was more than a destination: it was to be the foundation for a more rigorous transmission of global jihad. The collapse of its political project affords us […]

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Updated on 25 Nov 2020
Incel Radical Milieu and External Locus of Control

In the last few years, incel violence has been the subject of many excellent journalistic accounts, but — with few notable exceptions, whose insights will be acknowledged and valued throughout this research paper — there has not been much scholarly output addressing the phenomenon. Individuals who self-identify as involuntary celibates are being radicalised into believing […]

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Updated on 23 Nov 2020
ICCT in the Media: ISIS gaining ground in Africa

ICCT staff, Julie Coleman and Méryl Demuynck were interviewed by a Danish newspaper called Weekendavisen regarding the increased presence of ISIS and other Islamatic goups in Sub-Saharan Africa. The article disusses a recent attack that occured in northern Mozambique and the countries struggle with the growing threat.

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Updated on 16 Nov 2020
Vienna Attack: the Path of a Prospective (Foreign) Terrorist Fighter

On 2 November, the day before Vienna was due to go back into lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, the city was struck by a jihadist-motivated attack in which four persons were killed and twenty-three wounded. Prior to this, Austria had only seen a few jihadist attacks as the government had been able to […]

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Updated on 9 Nov 2020
ICCT-RESOLVE Network Briefing: Back To The Future: The Historical Roots Of Far-Right Violence

On December 1, 2020, from 1530 to 1700 (CET / GMT +1), the International Centre for Counter Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) and the RESOLVE Network are co-hosting an online Live Briefing via Zoom, followed by a Q&A session. The Briefing will be about REMVE past, present, and future in Part II of RESOLVE’s fifth […]

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