Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi is a Researcher in International law and Counter-terrorism at the T.M.C Asser Institute. Rebecca previously was teaching at SciencesPo Paris’ Euro-American campus and a PhD candidate at the European University Institute where she is about to defend her dissertation. Before that, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Research (French Ministry of Defence Research Institute) and a Project Collaborator with the ERC Advanced Grant funded project ‘The Individualisation of War’. Her work reflects on counterterrorism and, more precisely, on our evolving legal and policy capacity to deal with security threats, where new forms of non-state transnational risk, counter-risk strategy and technology are in play.
In this Research Paper, Samantha Kutner explores the scripts and narratives that attract the members of crypto-fascist extremist organisations with an in-depth analysis of the Proud Boys.
On April 15, 2020, German police arrested four suspected members of an Islamic State (ISIS) cell. All four men were Tajik nationals but appear to have been residents of North Rhine-Westphalia at the time of their arrest. They are suspected of joining ISIS in January 2019 and subsequently receiving orders from high-ranking ISIS members in […]
On the evening of February 19th, a shooter opened fire at a shisha bar and a kiosk in Hanau, Germany killing nine people and injuring more. After the attack, the suspect apparently returned to his home, killed his mother, and committed suicide. He shared a manifesto detailing the racist and supremacist background of the attack. While […]