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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]