Prof Dr. Emeritus Rik Coolsaet
Prof Dr. (em) Rik Coolsaet is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Ghent University (Belgium) and Senior Associate Fellow at the Egmont Institute in Brussels. In the 1980s and 1990s, he served as deputy chief of the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Defence and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed a member of the original European Commission’s Expert Group on Violent Radicalisation (established 2006) and the subsequent European Network of Experts on Radicalisation (ENER). His latest research dealt with the origins and shortcomings of the concept of radicalisation and includes “When do individuals radicalise?” (In: Diego Muro, Tim Wilson (Eds), Contemporary Terrorism Studies. Oxford University Press, 2022.
Key ICCT Publications:
Coolsaet, R., and Renard, T. What the Zeitgeist can Tell us About the Future of Terrorism. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 09 June 2022
Coolsaet, R., and Renard, T. The Homecoming of Foreign Fighters in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium: Policies and Challenges. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 11 April 2018
This Perspective explores the potential implications of another Turkish invasion for both local and international security.
Keywords: Kaczynski, Unabomber, eco-fascism, anti technology, far-right, manifesto Disclaimer: Primary sources, including quotations, are not linked within the text for ethical reasons. Readers interested in obtaining primary material may contact the authors directly. “Eco-fascism” is receiving renewed attention following the recent far-right terrorist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. In his manifesto, the […]
This short article revisits the concepts of terrorism waves and the Zeitgeist, with a view to reflect on what terrorist threat landscape may lie on the horizon.