Dr. Neville Bolt
Dr. Neville Bolt is the Director of the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC).
He lectures at King’s College London, Department of War Studies on the Masters courses ‘Evolution of Insurgency’, and ‘Counterinsurgency’, the International Relations course ‘Transnational Movements, Networks and Revolutionary Strategy’, and the new Masters in ‘Strategic Communications’. He supervises PhD students across these areas.
Bolt is Editor-in-Chief of Defence Strategic Communications, the peer reviewed academic journal of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.
Much of his career was spent as a television journalist and producer-director at the BBC, ITV, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, specialising in the production of war zone documentaries. Later he created strategic communications campaigns with the British Labour Party, Amnesty International, and the African National Congress (ANC).
His book ‘The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries’ was published in May 2012 by Columbia University Press and received the CHOICE ‘outstanding academic status award’ 2013. He is currently writing ‘Network, Flow and Revolution in World Politics’.
Since President Trump attempted to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the United States, the question which Muslims are ‘moderate Muslims’ and which are potential ‘radical Islamist terrorists’ has gained new relevance. While some Muslim leaders deny any connection between their religion and terrorism, it is undeniable that many terrorists claim to act in […]
This Report engages in a comparative analysis of ISIS’s Dabiq and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazines in order to ‘reverse engineer’ lessons for CT-CVE strategic communications. It examines how Dabiq and Inspire deploy messaging that is strategically designed to appeal to its audiences and drive their radicalisation. This study particularly focuses on how […]
This essay builds on Kyle Orton’s recent article for BICOM’s series on “The Day After ISIS,” which comprehensively lays out the political, social, and military conditions that will determine whether the Islamic State (IS) will survive the current efforts to defeat it in Syria and Iraq. I want to focus on some of the interesting aspects of […]