Dr Jessica White is a Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group. Her expertise encompasses counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism methods, as well as gender mainstreaming in program design, implementation and evaluation. She has a decade’s worth of experience working on military and preventative counter-terrorism policy and practice, with regional expertise in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Jessica has recently published on a range of topics, including gender in security, right-wing extremism, and terrorism in the media. She completed her PhD in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and her a MSc in Conflict Resolution at Kingston University London. Before beginning her PhD, Jessica spent six years as an intelligence and language analyst in the United States Navy.
White supremacist extremists travel across the border between the United States and Canada to perpetrate violent attacks, spread propaganda, recruit, and network.
An interview with Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel, and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Clare Hutchinson What key emerging security challenges (particularly related to terrorism) are currently being focused on at NATO? What initiatives are NATO prioritising in response to these? David Van Weel […]
President Joe Biden released his Interim National Security Strategic Guidance last month. Counter-terrorism has been replaced by the threat posed by traditional state actors, such as China and Russia, as well as a looming climate crisis as the main challenge facing the United States today. A review of past practices and a refocusing of priorities, as opposed to big commitments, seem to characterise the new president’s counter-terrorism strategy.