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Updated on 14 Dec 2018
ICCT Director Renske van der Veer in EenVandaag (Dutch)

After the attack in Strasbourg on the 11th of December 2018, Renske van der Veer appeared in the Dutch news show EenVandaag, discussing the attack, the use of watchlists and the possibility of an attack in the Netherlands. It is clear that you can’t fully rule out the possibility, Renske said, but intelligence services and […]

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Updated on 11 Dec 2018
The Future of the Global Jihadist Movement After the Collapse of the Caliphate

Despite nearly two decades of a global counter-terrorism campaign waged by the United States and its allies, there may now be four times as many Salafi jihadist fighters as there were on September 11, 2001. The total number is currently estimated at 230,000 militants spread across approximately 70 countries, with the lion’s share currently located […]

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Updated on 6 Dec 2018
Trends in Islamic State’s Online Propaganda: Shorter Longevity, Wider Dissemination of Content

With the collapse of the so-called caliphate and the morphing of the proto-state back into an insurgency, the virtual presence of Islamic State is now one the ways for the group to maintain a link with its international audience and supporters. Nevertheless, after a peak in the years 2014-2015, IS’ media production has also sharply […]

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Updated on 28 Nov 2018
Don’t Just Counter-Message; Counter-Engage

Most Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) strategies assign a prominent role to counter or alternative narratives. The thinking behind these strategies goes something like this: groups like the so called Islamic State and Al Qaeda have been dominating the messaging war by reaching out over multiple platforms while culturally and individually tailoring their messages. The argument […]

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Updated on 16 Nov 2018
Rethinking “Prison Radicalisation” – Lessons from the U.S. Federal Correctional System

During the past five years, a substantial uptick in convictions for extremism-related offenses, coupled with the return of jihadists from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, drastically increased populations of extremist offenders within the prison systems of most European Union member states. Concurrently, several individuals who adopted violent extremist ideologies during their incarceration for offenses […]

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Updated on 28 Nov 2018
Incitement to Terrorism – Treating the Symptoms or Addressing the Causal Malady?

Anjem Choudary, once accused of “poisoning the minds of the vulnerable” was released on licence from Belmarsh prison on Friday, 19 October. Prior to his conviction, Choudary and his extremist groups were thought to have influenced at least 100 people from Britain to pursue terrorist activities. His notoriety at the time was such that he […]

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Updated on 12 Nov 2018
Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel in Dutch radio item on military evidence

In the Dutch radio show Argos, a show on investigative journalism, Research Fellow Bibi van Ginkel was invited to elaborate on the military evidence-project of ICCT: how can the military gather evidence from the battlefield and what procedures are needed to make this evidence admissible in court? Listen to the item here. (in Dutch)

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Updated on 11 Dec 2018
ICCT Lecture 11 December – After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) invites you to attend a lecture by Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke. He will speak on the theme of his forthcoming book: “After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora”. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks. After […]

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Updated on 7 Nov 2018
ICCT Policy Brief is featured on UN CTED’s Reader Digest Reading List

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN CTED) Research Digest offers short summaries of all relevant research conducted by its Global Research Network on a certain topic. The November issue focuses on recent trends in terrorists’ use of technology. The Research Digest also includes a Reading List of recent counter-terrorism research, in which our policy […]

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Updated on 6 Nov 2018
The Cost of Crying Victory: Policy Implications of the Islamic State’s Territorial Collapse

In light of the territorial demise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, this report analyses the continued risks posed by IS. Given that IS is playing a long game, the report calls upon policymakers to keep up the counter-terrorism pressure, to sidestep policy fatigue at all costs to avoid undoing years of […]

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