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.
This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]