Dr. Francesco Marone
Dr. Francesco Marone is a Research Associate at the University of Pavia, Italy, where he teaches International Relations (Advanced). He is also a researcher at Éupolis Lombardia, Milan. Francesco obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Pavia in 2008, writing his dissertation on the strategic logic of suicide terrorism in the Palestinian case. Francesco has held research fellowships and visiting positions in the UK, Israel and Croatia. His research interests include terrorism and political violence, radicalisation, and international migration and security.
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Although many initiatives have been launched to prevent and counter violent extremism in Mali, there remains a gap in understanding the interplay of factors that lead persons—especially young people—to support […]
The latest publication in the Strategic Communication project, this paper details the role of citizen journalists reporting on Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. With primary source research and interviews with media, the author examines the challenges reporters in these areas face. This report is part of a wider project, led by the International Centre […]
This report offers a concise, comprehensive, and critical overview of the empirical findings available on the background and possible motivations foreign fighters. It focuses on the young Western men and women who became jihadist foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. The analysis compares thirty-four reports and academic articles published between 2014 and 2019. The analysis […]