Prof. Lasse Lindekilde
Lasse Lindekilde is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute. His research is focused on violent radicalisation and the implementation and effects of counter-terrorism policies. He has published more than 30 papers and book chapters in this domain. His work is interdisciplinary linking insights from Political Science, Political Sociology, Criminology and Social Psychology. Methodologically, he has published work building on both field work, survey research and experimental techniques. Lindekilde’s research is funded by amongst others the European Union, the MINERVA programme and the Danish Research Council. As a returning Visiting Fellow at UCSB, he has conducted experimental research on the effects of small group deliberation on the radicalisation of attitudes and action preparedness. He is currently undertaking research looking at the efficiency of pre-event communication campaigns aimed at interdiction and mitigation of violent extremism.
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]