Prof. Tahir Abbas
Professor Tahir Abbas, FRSA, FAcSS, holds the Chair in Radicalization Studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 RIA DRIVE project (Determining multilevel-led causes and testing intervention designs to reduce radicalisation, extremism, and political violence in North-Western Europe through social inclusion). His recent books are: Countering Violent Extremism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021), Islamophobia and Radicalisation (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2019), and Contemporary Turkey in Conflict (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). His recent edited books are Political Muslims (co-ed. with S. Hamid, Syracuse University Press, 2019) and Muslim Diasporas in the West: Critical Readings in Sociology (4 vols., Routledge Major Works Series, 2016). Recent peer-reviewed journal articles have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, World Futures, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Ethnicities, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Critical Social Policy, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Turkish Studies, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Abbas has recently been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics (2017–2019) and New York University (2015–2016).
Key ICCT Publications:
Abbas, T., Somoano, I.B., Cook, J., Frens, I., Klein, G.R., and McNeil-Willson, R. The Buffalo attack – An analysis of the manifesto. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 18 May 2022
Welten, L. and Abbas, T. Critical Perspectives on Salafism in the Netherlands. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 26 April 2021
Abbas, T. Far Right and Islamist Radicalisation in an Age of Austerity: A Review of Sociological Trends and Implications for Policy. Policy Brief, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 13 January 2020
This Policy Brief outlines several approaches that can be adopted by U.S. policymakers to address the challenges posed by militia violent extremist groups.