One aspect of an effective counter-terrorism strategy involves military intervention and threat monitoring by the intelligence services. ICCT aims to identify key successes and best practices with regards to military interventions. This is done with a focus on how to transform a broad military intervention to a long-term counter-terrorism policy that focuses on alleviating the threat from terrorist groups, reinforcing host nation capacity and addressing some of the causes of radicalisation and violent extremism. The intelligence service plays a large role in monitoring and assessing the threat; ICCT tries to examine how intelligence services can improve counter-terrorism effectiveness.


Policy Brief | 6 Jun 2018
The Demise of the Islamic State and the Fate of Its Western Foreign Fighters: Six Things to Consider

In this Policy Brief, Dr. Lorne L. Dawson asks: with the military defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, what will become of the remaining fighters? Will IS remain a significant terrorist threat, especially outside of Syria and Iraq? And, how will the demise of IS affect the future of jihadism in general?

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