Gina Vale is a PhD Candidate in War Studies and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, based at King’s College London. Concurrently she is an Associate Fellow at M&C Saatchi World Services, London. Her research interests centre on gender-sensitive analysis of terrorism and violent extremism, and her recent publications include the recent two-part series entitled From Daesh to ‘Diaspora’. She holds an MA in Terrorism, Security, and Society from King’s College London, and a BA (Hons) in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge.
This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]