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 Islamic State is infamous for its sophisticated media campaigns, such as the one that inspired a large-scale migration of supporters to its so-called caliphate. Much less attention has been paid to its propaganda targeting local audiences, which tends to be more difficult to access and decipher. This case study examines a decade-long campaign to […]
The Research Paper opens with a conceptual discussion about definitions of ‘organised crime/groups’ (OCGs) and ‘terrorism/terrorist groups (TGs)’. It distinguishes between four types/levels of ‘links’ between OCGs and TGs and identifies two special types of violent hybrid organisations. It first summarises the main findings of a background report on the links between transnational organised crime […]
This report is a project document of ICCT’s Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation project, and has been produced in collaboration with the Global Center on Cooperative Security. This report examines the role of civil society organisation (CSOs) in the rehabilitation and reintegration of those associated with and affected by violent extremism. It builds on the work […]