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Just sharing – Leaving ideological groups behind: A model of disengagement

K. J. Harris, E. Gringart & D. Drake (2017), “Leaving ideological groups behind: A model of disengagement”, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 17 March, pp. 1-9. Click here to access. Abstract The social mechanisms in ideological groups work to promote a cohesive social unit and present significant barriers to disengaging. Nonetheless, involvement in these … Continue reading

Just sharing – Talking to Foreign Fighters: Insights into the Motivations for Hijrah to Syria and Iraq

Lorne L. Dawson & Amarnath Amarasingam (2017), “Talking to Foreign Fighters: Insights into the Motivations for Hijrah to Syria and Iraq”, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 40:3, 191-210. Abstract Little of the discussion of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq is informed by primary data derived from talking with the foreign fighters. This article reports … Continue reading

Just sharing – The French Counter-radicalisation Strategy

RSIS Working Paper Series no. 301. Click here to read online or download. Abstract Since April 2014, France has been developing a three-stage counter-radicalisation model, covering the areas of detection, prevention and de-radicalisation. Little has been said in the English literature on the organisation, the effectiveness and the challenges of this approach. France’s centralised tradition … Continue reading

Just sharing – Disunity Among Indonesian ISIS Supporters and the Risk of More Violence

Click here to read or download. Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Disunity Among Indonesian ISIS Supporters and the Risk of More Violence, IPAC Report no. 25, 1 February 2016.  

Just sharing – Effective Strategic Communication in Countering Radicalism in Indonesia

Click here to read or download. by Irfan Abu Bakar Executive Summary A major problem with the Indonesian government’s efforts to counter radical ideology is lack of effective strategic communication in winning broader public support for their goals. This paper analyzes the level of effectiveness with which the Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has managed … Continue reading

Just sharing – Foreign Fighters: An Updated Assessment of the Flow of Foreign Fighters into Syria and Iraq

Report published by The Soufan Group, December 2015. Click here to read or download the report. Key Finding In June 2014, The Soufan Group released its initial Foreign Fighters in Syria report, which identified approximately 12,000 foreign fighters from 81 countries. Nearly eighteen months later, despite sustained international effort to contain the Islamic State and stem the … Continue reading

Just sharing – What is countering violent extremism? Exploring CVE policy and practice in Australia

To cite this article: Shandon Harris-Hogan, Kate Barrelle & Andrew Zammit (2015): What is countering violent extremism? Exploring CVE policy and practice in Australia, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1104710 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2015.1104710 Abstract The following article contributes to the emerging field of countering violent extremism (CVE) by proposing … Continue reading

Just sharing – Reintegrating jihadist extremists: evaluating a Dutch initiative, 2013–2014

To cite this article: Bart Schuurman & Edwin Bakker (2015): Reintegrating jihadist extremists: evaluating a Dutch initiative, 2013–2014, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1100648 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2015.1100648 Abstract In 2012, the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and the Dutch Probation Service launched a reintegration project for offenders … Continue reading

Just sharing – Opening a Door for Return to Home: Impact and Effectiveness of Turkish Repentance Laws

To cite this article: Mustafa Cosar Unal (2015): Opening a Door for Return to Home: Impact and Effectiveness of Turkish Repentance Laws, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2015.1093889 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1093889 Abstract This study analyzes the impact of the Turkish Repentance Laws in undermining the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Did the … Continue reading

Just sharing – Understanding the lone wolf terror phenomena: Assessing current profiles

Abstract Since September 11, 2001, various Western democracies have reformed and strengthened their national security apparatuses by introducing new organizational structures and policies to curb incidence of terrorism by violent extremist organizations. These changes have catalyzed several prominent intelligence communities into formidable challengers against large-scale centralized acts of terrorism. These successes, however, are being overshadowed … Continue reading

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