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My article – The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology

Muhammad Hassan (2017), “The Danger of Takfir (Excommunication): Exposing IS’ Takfiri Ideology”, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April. Click here for the article. Click here for the complete issue of Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, vol. 9, issue 4, April. Advertisements

Just sharing – Engaging Youth as a Bulwark Against ISIS Extremism

Kumar Ramakrishna and Stephanie Neubronner (2017), “Engaging Youth as a Bulwark Against ISIS Extremism”, RSIS Commentary, no. 065, 7 April. Click here for original link. Synopsis ISIS considers psychologically vulnerable youth as a strategic resource to be exploited. It is thus important for governments, civil society and businesses to harness youth as a bulwark against … Continue reading

Just sharing – Counter-terrorism Pitfalls: What the U.S. Fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda Should Avoid

International Crisis Group (2017), Counter-terrorism Pitfalls: What the U.S. Fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda Should Avoid, Special Report no. 3, 22 March. Click here to download or read the full report. Executive Summary In pledging to destroy the Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. President Donald J. Trump looks set to make counter-terrorism a centrepiece of his foreign … Continue reading

Just sharing – Mothers to Bombers: The Evolution of Indonesian Women Extremists

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (2017), “Mothers to Bombers: The Evolution of Indonesian Women Extremists“, IPAC Report no. 35. Click here also to download.

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

CTTA: Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (February 2016) – Terrorist Rehabilitation and Community Engagement

Volume 8, Issue 3, March 2016 of the Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis (CTTA) (ISSN 2382-6444) is available here. THE rise in terrorist attacks worldwide and the transnational threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is one of the most pressing national security concerns for most countries. Against this backdrop, … Continue reading

Just Sharing – ICSR Report – Pain, Confusion, Anger, and Shame: The Stories of Islamic State Families

Executive Summary  Click here to read the paper in full. • For every jihadist that has traveled to Syria, Libya, or other places where the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) has attempted to take root, there is a family affected by what their sons or daughters, brothers or sisters, husbands or wives, have done. … 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

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