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’.
Collecting data on the number of terrorist attacks is a delicate task. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) developed a baseline Terrorism Threat Assessment. This assessment used open source data to present an assessment of terrorism in 32 countries across four categories: (1) Terrorist Attacks, (2) (Returning) Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF), (3) […]
Introduction Academic research began to focus specifically on terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s, although it would take until the 9/11 attacks before the burgeoning field took on its current form and significantly increased output. From those early days in the mid-to-late twentieth century onwards, terrorism research has had a distinctly applied focus, with a […]
Introduction In Syria and Iraq, the general consensus is that Islamic State (IS) has been militarily defeated, but the terror group is now popping up elsewhere and breathing new life into its global caliphate. In an April 29 video, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi mentioned that pledges of allegiance from the Khorasan region had been […]