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.
Recent cases of attacks by released terrorist prisoners highlight issues around the risk of re-offending posed by former terrorist prisoners. What are the appropriate processes and systems for managing and risk assessing such individuals, and to what extent is rehabilitation possible in the context of terrorist offending? This Policy Brief will explore these and related […]
On May 19th, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that they were commencing terrorist proceedings related to a February 24 stabbing attack at a massage parlour in Toronto. In doing so, they claimed that this attack—in which an unnamed 17-year-old male killed a woman and injured one other individual—was inspired by what they call ‘Ideologically Motivated Violent […]
In 2013, four young British men from West London travelled to Syria to join ISIS. Dubbed ‘The Beatles’ by their hostages, and subsequently the global media, this British ISIS cell allegedly became responsible for at least twenty-seven beheadings of Western hostages. Six years have since gone by and despite their capture the remaining two members […]