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Updated on 28 Mar 2017
Can a Copycat Effect be Observed in Terrorist Suicide Attacks?

By Nicholas Farnham and Dr. Marieke Liem. The purpose of this paper is to explore how a copycat effect – established within the field of suicide studies – may manifest itself in terrorist suicide attacks, and takes an exploratory approach in evaluating the prospect of incorporating open-data resources in future counter-terrorism research. This paper explores […]

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Updated on 28 Mar 2017
ICCT Research Fellow in NRC

On 27 March 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel was cited in the Dutch NRC newspaper with regards to the EU’s policy on counter-terrorism.

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Updated on 20 Mar 2017
The European Union’s Policies on Counter-Terrorism: Relevance, Coherence and Effectiveness

How the EU’s counter-terrorism policy can be improved The terrorist threat in the EU is very likely to increase over the next five years, particularly due to an expected increase in returning foreign fighters from the battlefield of Syria and Iraq. In addition, the diversification of the approaches used by terrorists, the range of targets […]

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Updated on 17 Mar 2017
IS Propaganda: Should We Counter the Narrative?

Over the last few years as the strength of so-called Islamic State (IS)’s propaganda has dawned on the West and the widespread fear of its role in radicalisation has taken hold, policy makers have been clamouring to find an effective response. Recently, what has emerged in policy circles as the perceived panacea for IS’s propaganda […]

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Updated on 13 Mar 2017
The Use of Deportation in Counter-Terrorism: Insights from the Italian Case

1. Administrative Measures in Counter-Terrorism After 9/11, administrative measures have become an increasingly widespread and important component of counter-terrorism policies. The use of these tools is not completely new; in particular, they have been used for countering the financing of terrorism. However, today they are obtaining renewed popularity with respect to a broader range of […]

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Updated on 10 Mar 2017
Mental Health and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon: A Case Study from the Netherlands

By Christophe Paulussen, Janne Nijman and Karlien Lismont. This seminar report explores the suggested link between radicalisation, the foreign fighter phenomenon, terrorism and mental health problems, taking the situation in the Netherlands as a case study. After an initial mapping of the suggested link, including the presentation of new numbers, research is explored on the causes […]

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Updated on 7 Mar 2017
The Trump Immigration Ban: Does it Make America Safer?

Throughout the US Presidential election a lot of time and effort was paid to the issue of national security. Several recent major attacks had occurred both within the US (San Bernardino and Orlando) as well as in the West at large (Brussels, Nice and Istanbul) to ensure that terrorism was a dominant theme. One of […]

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Updated on 6 Mar 2017
Q&A with Alex P. Schmid: “We need democratic leaders who can serve as credible role models”

ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Alex P. Schmid was interviewed by the Club de Madrid’s platform Stop Violent Extremism where experts on PVE/CVE can express and disseminate their ideas on how to tackle violent extremism. Dr. Schmid’s contribution centred on what is needed to build an effective new narrative to counter violent extremism. Read the full interview.

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Updated on 6 Mar 2017
Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

Registrations are now welcome for the Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas organised by ICCT and the Asser Institute from 28 August – 1 September 2017 in The Hague.

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Updated on 6 Mar 2017
Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

In the past years, terrorism has continued to gain ground as one of the most complex and pressing problems of contemporary societies. Terrorist attacks have hit countries around the world, pushing governments to adopt new policies and measures attempting to address a constantly evolving threat. In order to understand and respond to the global problem […]

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