Dr. Myriam Benraad
Myriam Benraad is Assistant Professor at the University of Leiden’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA), Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). A political scientist, specialising in Middle East, Arab and Islamic studies, she holds a Ph.D. from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and has taught in a wide range of institutions and universities. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM, CNRS) and a member of the French Political Science Association (AFSP). Her latest books include Capturing the Islamic State’s Words (Armand Colin, 2017) and Iraq, the Revenge of History: From Foreign Occupation to the Islamic State (Vendémiaire, 2015), among other publications.
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 […]