Dr. Gordon Clubb
Dr Gordon Clubb is a Lecturer in International Security at the University of Leeds in the UK. His research focuses on de-radicalisation, conceptualising it as a social process, and on the role of former combatants in preventing and countering violent extremism. His most recent book called Social Movement De-Radicalisation and the Decline of Terrorism: The Morphogenesis of the Irish Republican Movement (2017) was published with Routledge. Other published books include Terrorism and Political Violence (2015), and Hezbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government (2015). He is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies and is Co-Convenor of the British International Studies Association’s Critical Terrorism Studies Working Group.
May 2016, IS began implementing a strategy aimed at inciting lone actor attacks in Western countries, under the supervision of its “external security” body. This report examines changes in the ways in which IS has claimed credit for violent incidents in Western countries under this strategy in an effort to shed light on the links […]
According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018 (GTI), released in November 2018, South Asia ranked second in regions most affected by terrorism-related attacks and deaths in 2017. The 2018 GTI also notes that three countries in the region—Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India—are amongst the top ten countries most impacted by terrorism worldwide. The GTI, and other […]
Whereas video releases have been central to the Islamic State’s efforts to represent itself to its audiences, an extensive quantitative and qualitative study of these sources over a longer period of time is still lacking. This paper therefore provides an overview and analysis of the entire corpus of official videos released by the Islamic State […]