Overview

ICCT research and projects in Europe are heavily influenced by lone actor terrorism, such as the case of Anders Breivik, as well as ICCT’s role in the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). Another research focus is the foreign fighter phenomenon, different ways to respond to this and the potential risk of returnees. Lastly, the Centre focuses on Cyber Jihad and the way the internet and social media are used to spread violent extremist messages.

Overview

ICCT research and projects in Europe are heavily influenced by lone actor terrorism, such as the case of Anders Breivik, as well as ICCT’s role in the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). Another research focus is the foreign fighter phenomenon, different ways to respond to this and the potential risk of returnees. Lastly, the Centre focuses on Cyber Jihad and the way the internet and social media are used to spread violent extremist messages.

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Policy Brief | 26 Mar 2019
Learning the Lessons of Terrorist Failure: The Dogs that Didn't Bark in Scotland and Wales

Terrorist violence generates a great deal of attention from media, politicians and academics. Most importantly, the successful commission of a terrorist act creates an expectation of response among the general public. Yet, too often responses are dictated by the terrorist acts that do occur, rather than the campaigns of violence that fail: often as a result of state action. This policy brief studies cases in which terrorist campaigns failed to get off the ground and attempts to trace the factors behind these failures. In doing so, it is shown how lessons can be learned about how the failed cases can inform counter-terrorism policy, in terms of maintaining viable political alternatives and ensuring state action is carefully measured, proportionate and inclusive.

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