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Updated on 19 Apr 2018
Alastair Reed and Haroro Ingram’s VoxPol Series: Reverse-Engineering the ISIS Playbook, Part II

In the second part of this series on IS propaganda, ICCT Fellows Alastair Reed and Haroro Ingram highlight two key trends and their implications for practitioners.

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Updated on 18 Apr 2018
Alastair Reed and Haroro Ingram’s VoxPol Blog: Reverse-Engineering the ISIS Playbook, Part I

In their VoxPol blog series, Haroro Ingram and Alastair Reed analyse the propaganda strategies used in ISIS’s English-language magazines. Based on Dr. Ingram’s ICCT Research Paper, part one of the series looks at the implications of these strategies for CT-CVE practitioners.

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Updated on 18 Apr 2018
Mali: Is It All About Terrorism?

The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]

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Updated on 17 Apr 2018
Colin P. Clarke’s RAND Blog: Turkey’s Double Standard

In this RAND blog, ICCT Fellow Colin P. Clarke explains how Ankara’s actions contradict its claims of opposing Islamic State. Read the piece here.

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Updated on 11 Apr 2018
The Homecoming of Foreign Fighters in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium: Policies and Challenges

Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Less than a year after this process began, European intelligence services started to openly express their concerns about the dangers emanating from the potential return of seasoned fighters. Policy responses, however, were slow in coming and mostly ad hoc, […]

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Updated on 18 Apr 2018
Cut From the Same Cloth? Lone Actor Terrorists Versus Common Homicide Offenders

In this Research Paper, Marieke Liem et al provide a bivariate analysis of lone actor terrorists and common homicide offenders. Liem et al’s findings problematise the classification of lone actors as an entity fundamentally different from the sample of single homicide offenders and call for future in-depth assessments of possible differences in homicidal drive.

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Updated on 6 Apr 2018
Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide’s Penal Reform International Expert Blog

What does taking ideology seriously in counter-terrorism strategies mean? In this expert blog for Penal Reform International, Senior Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide looks at the role ideology plays in the passage to violent extremism. Read the blog here

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Updated on 4 Apr 2018
Advanced Summer Programme Announcement

Announcement of Advanced Summer Programmes

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Updated on 10 Apr 2018
Renske van der Veer Appointed New Director of ICCT

ICCT is delighted to announce that Renske van der Veer has been appointed as director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) – The Hague with effect from 1 April 2018.

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Updated on 20 Apr 2018
Terrorism, Diplomacy, and State Communications

In countering the communications of terrorist organisations, states face a number of distinct challenges. Blatant lying can be at the expense of a state’s authority, credibility, and instrumental effectiveness. Effective state communications need to be integrated, multidimensional and persuasive. Often they are anything but. Messages can be poorly formulated, and can be understood in unexpected […]

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