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.
There has been significant commentary on violent extremists’ intent to exploit this rare moment of uncertainty and instability caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries such as Mali and Niger and public demonstrations. The global pandemic, recent protests, and government response to these demonstrations heighten the risk for violent radicalisation that affects the […]
‘IS told us this…if you leave, either we or the landmines will kill you’ Kamal, a former farmer from Daquq, Iraq The territorial defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) offers hope for Iraq and Syria. And yet, many of the factors that contributed to this terrorist organisation’s escalation remain, worsened by ongoing devastation and destruction. […]
On July 16, the UK’s Court of Appeal determined that Shamima Begum, currently at an IDP camp in northeast Syria, has the right to return to the UK to challenge the stripping of her British nationality. Born in the UK to parents of Bangladeshi origin, Begum had her UK citizenship – the only one she […]