ICCT’s Key Publications on the History and Evolution of Terrorism

How has terrorism changed over time? In the lead-up to our next ICCT Live Briefing on How Terror Evolves, we’ve created a summary of some of ICCT’s key publications on the history and evolution of terrorism.

You can find the full details for our upcoming ICCT Live Briefing on How Terror Evolves on 25 February here.

1️⃣ By analysing the modus operandi behind 116 jihadist attacks in the west, Reinier Bergema and Olivia Kearney explore the evolution of DIY terrorism over time.

2️⃣ How effective has research attempting to predict the future of terrorism been? In this Research Paper, Edwin Bakker analyses over 60 foresight studies to answer whether our knowledge of terrorism grew substantially between 2001 and 2012.

3️⃣ From dial-up bulletin boards to modern social media, how have Western right-wing extremists exploited the internet to achieve their goals? This policy brief highlights the evolution of RWEX internet use.

4️⃣ How tactically innovative is today’s right-wing violence, especially when compared to its historical counterparts from Italian fascists to Nazi stormtroopers? This paper by Tim Wilson charts the historical evolution of right-wing violence.

5️⃣ By exploring the different roles women have historically played in jihadist movements, this policy brief by Seran de Leede aims to broaden the understanding of women’s positions in, and their relevance for contemporary jihadism.

6️⃣ What insights can we derive from applying game theory to the tactics used by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda? This paper by Asaad Almohammad provides an innovative analysis.

Find the full details for our upcoming ICCT Live Briefing on How Terror Evolves on 25 February here.