Dr. Zoha Waseem
Zoha Waseem is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Global City Policing, University College London and Co-Coordinator of the Urban Violence Research Network. She has previously worked as a Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she taught on international security. Prior to joining UCL, Zoha was a doctoral candidate at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where her research focused on the impact of securitisation policies on the culture of urban policing in Pakistan. At KCL, she was also a senior editor for Strife Blog. She is currently working on various projects on urban (in)security, police-minority relations, migration, militarised policing, institutional reform, and postcolonial policing in Asia and Africa. She is also broadly interested in national security, religious extremism, and collective action in South Asia. She holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society, from King’s College London, and an LLB from SOAS. She has previously worked for Interpol in Lyon, France, and for number of news channels in Pakistan. She frequently contributes to policy reports, newspapers, and international conferences.
This paper nuances existing understandings of terrorists’ motivations by uncovering the emotional process of ressentiment in the manifestos of three far-right violent extremists. Through the application of Reinhard Wolf’s framework of discourse analysis, it finds that ressentiment plays a significant role in self-legitimating perpetrators’ attacks, though the resented group is different than expected. Surprisingly, the […]
While the Islamic State’s early years after its expansion from Iraq to Syria are generally considered a success, it was also during this period that internal ideological tensions developed within the group. The emerging faction of al-Hazimiyya, named after the Saudi cleric Ahmad al-Hazimi, instigated a power struggle within the group that posed a serious […]
This policy brief discusses the threat of maritime terrorism in the Tri-border area and the weaknesses of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement, a trilateral treaty between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines that was set up to mitigate terrorism in the region. We also highlight the challenges associated with counter-terrorism in the region such as resource allocation […]