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.
The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]
Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Less than a year after this process began, European intelligence services started to openly express their concerns about the dangers emanating from the potential return of seasoned fighters. Policy responses, however, were slow in coming and mostly ad hoc, […]
In this Research Paper, Marieke Liem et al provide a bivariate analysis of lone actor terrorists and common homicide offenders. Liem et al’s findings problematise the classification of lone actors as an entity fundamentally different from the sample of single homicide offenders and call for future in-depth assessments of possible differences in homicidal drive.