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Updated on 12 Dec 2017
The Fate of the Perpetrator in the Jihadist Modus Operandi: Suicide Attacks and Non-Suicide Attacks in the West, 2004-2017

Suicide attacks have long been considered the hallmark of jihadist terrorism, but the truth is that the increase in the number of jihadist terrorist attacks in the West after about 2011 can be accounted for by increases in different types of terrorist attacks. The number of suicide attacks remains fairly constant throughout the time period […]

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Updated on 7 Dec 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke in Foreign Affairs

On the 27 November 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke wrote an article with Patrick B. Johnston for Foreign Policy about the rise of the Islamic State in the Philippines.  The break down of IS’s caliphate in Mosul and Raqqa has led to western leaders declaring victory over the region. However, in May 2017 militants […]

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Updated on 5 Dec 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

On 25 November, Dr. Colin P. Clarke published an article in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on the possibility of a coordinated EU approach to the threat of returning foreign fighters. In response to major terrorist attacks and threats across European capital cities, European nations have improved border security and increased the surveillance of potential suspects. Nonetheless, distrust between […]

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Updated on 29 Nov 2017
Marawi: Winning the War After the Battle

Introduction  After five months of urban combat, the Battle for Marawi appeared to pre-empt the establishment of an Islamic State (IS) wilayah in the southern Philippines. But while Marawi remains in ruins, the Philippine military is again involved in a campaign to root out IS-linked militants in the rural hinterlands of central Mindanao. Beyond victories […]

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Updated on 28 Nov 2017
Violent extremism and development: Witnessing a fundamental pivot

After years of strong resistance, the development sector has recently made a pivot to engage on the agenda of countering and preventing violent extremism. What has caused this development and what are the consequences for policy planning?

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Updated on 28 Nov 2017
Action Agenda on Violent Extremist Offenders in Prison in Mali

This report is a project document of ICCT’s Rehabilitation and Reintegration project and has been produced in collaboration with UNICRI. The violent conflict in Mali, initiated in 2012, is complex and continuously evolving: the groups involved include terrorist organisations such as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Mouvement pour l’Unicité and le Jihad en Afrique de […]

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Updated on 12 Dec 2017
Countering Terrorist Narratives

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, provides an overview of current approaches to countering terrorist narratives. The first and second sections outline the different responses developed at the global and European Union levels. The third section presents an analysis […]

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Updated on 23 Nov 2017
Uighur Foreign Fighters: An Underexamined Jihadist Challenge

Uighurs, specifically individuals of Turkic decent from China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, have become a noticeable part of the constellation of globally active jihadist terror groups. Uighur jihadists first came to the world’s attention when the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001. While continuing their cooperation with the Taliban under the banner […]

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Updated on 15 Nov 2017
ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide in Homeland Security’s Podcast

On 13 November 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide appeared in the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness‘s podcast, ‘Intelligence. Unclassified’. It was the podcast’s 46th episode titled, ‘Children of the Caliphate – Young ISIS Returnees and the Reintegration Challenge’. The host, Dean Baratta, discussed Liesbeth’s recent research paper she co-authored with Jip Geenen, ‘Children […]

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Updated on 23 Nov 2017
Strengthening the United Nations’ Strategic Approach to Countering Terrorism

Introduction The recent creation of an Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) to coordinate the overall United Nations (UN) response creates a fitting opportunity to redress the current fractious approach of the many entities within the UN system with counter-terrorism mandates by considering sensible and practical recommendations on how to do so. The recommendations made in […]

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