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Updated on 1 Feb 2023
Now Live: The Foreign Terrorist Fighters Knowledge Hub

The newly launched FTF Knowledge Hub is an independent database with comprehensive information on Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs), or, as defined by the UNSC (Res. 2178 (2014), ‘individuals who travel to a State other than their States of residence or nationality for the purpose of the perpetration, planning, or preparation of, or participation in, terrorist […]

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Updated on 26 Jan 2023
Mapping the Ideological Landscape of Extreme Misogyny

The current research paper aims to address the distinction between different misogynist communities by employing a multi-layered analytical framework.

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Updated on 25 Jan 2023
Understanding the US Designation of the Wagner Group as a Transnational Criminal Organisation

This Perspective will analyse the Wagner Group’s designation as a terrorist organisation in light of its connection to transnational organised crime.

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Updated on 19 Jan 2023
Managing the Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Their Families: Malaysian Experience

This policy brief explores Malaysia’s approach in managing the returning fighters and their families in the post-IS phase.

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Updated on 23 Jan 2023
Raising the stakes against the Wagner Group: From mercenaries to a designated terrorist group?

This perspective will provide a short background to the Wagner Group, the impact for countering terrorism, and shed some light on accountability deficit and implications of a possible designation as a terrorist group.

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Updated on 12 Jan 2023
Repeating the Past or Following Precedent? Contextualising the Taliban 2.0’s Governance of Women

This article examines IS, Hamas, and the Taliban to explore the Taliban’s recent re-entrance into governance (Taliban 2.0) to see if it follows its own past or the precedent set by fellow governing violent Islamists. Looking at both ideology and practice, this paper examines the similarities and differences across the case studies, addressing important implications for scholars and practitioners in understanding the future direction of the Taliban 2.0 and consequences for other governing violent Islamist groups.

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Updated on 3 Jan 2023
Contextualising the Jan 6th Report: Contemporary Trends In Far-Right Violence in the US

This perspective aims to contextualise the Final Report by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol. It does so by discussing the findings of the Jan 6th Report, providing important insights into contemporary dynamics within the violent factions of the American far-right and its ongoing threat to American democracy, and concludes with policy implications.

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Updated on 5 Jan 2023
How to define and tackle Islamist extremism in the UK

This article presents a legal and policy analysis of the UK Government’s counter-extremism strategy and the definition of “Islamist extremism” using a case study of Begg v BBC, a British libel case from 2016.

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Updated on 27 Dec 2022
Towards a More Meaningful Transitional Justice Approach for the Yazidi Diaspora in Europe

In the aftermath of the 2014 genocide against the Yazidis by ISIS, discussions regarding justice have focussed predominantly on prosecutions of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) in Europe, the situation of the Yazidis in Iraq, and the approaches to transitional justice that have been developed in the region. Moving away from this focus, this perspective addresses what justice currently looks like for the Yazidis in Europe.

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Updated on 21 Dec 2022
Repatriation of child returnees from Northeast Syria: A child-rights approach to their management, rehabilitation, and reintegration

This policy brief provides a child rights-based approach to the management of child returnees based on the concept of the best interest of the child and offers some observations and recommendations for states on how to develop comprehensive policies for the management of child returnees.

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