John Morrison is a Senior Lecturer in criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has an interdisciplinary background in forensic psychology, international relations and criminology. His research focuses on the psychology of terrorism, including a current project analysing the variety of roles that trust plays throughout the process of terrorist engagement and disengagement. Dr Morrison is currently supervising two PhD students researching different aspects related to disengagement. He is the co-director of the Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre and the creator and host of the Talking Terror podcast series. He is currently completing research on the social ecology of radicalisation, alongside colleagues from UCL, Imperial and the University of Aarhus, sponsored by the Minerva Research Initiative.
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]