Dr. Paul Gill
Dr. Paul Gill is a senior lecturer at University College London’s Department of Security and Crime Science. His research focuses upon terrorist behaviour with a particular interest in lone-actor terrorism. He has published over 40 papers in this domain. His work is largely interdisciplinary, evidenced by publications in leading psychology, criminology, political science, mathematics and general science journals. His research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Justice, the European Union, the MINERVA programme, the Office of Naval Research, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Routledge published his recent book on lone-actor terrorism.
Despite nearly two decades of a global counter-terrorism campaign waged by the United States and its allies, there may now be four times as many Salafi jihadist fighters as there were on September 11, 2001. The total number is currently estimated at 230,000 militants spread across approximately 70 countries, with the lion’s share currently located […]
With the collapse of the so-called caliphate and the morphing of the proto-state back into an insurgency, the virtual presence of Islamic State is now one the ways for the group to maintain a link with its international audience and supporters. Nevertheless, after a peak in the years 2014-2015, IS’ media production has also sharply […]
Most Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) strategies assign a prominent role to counter or alternative narratives. The thinking behind these strategies goes something like this: groups like the so called Islamic State and Al Qaeda have been dominating the messaging war by reaching out over multiple platforms while culturally and individually tailoring their messages. The argument […]