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Article – Perpetrating Jihadist Ideological Narratives (CTTA, vol. 15, no. 1, January 2023)

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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 – Walking away: The disengagement and de-radicalization of a violent right-wing extremist

Click here for original link. John Horgan, Mary Beth Altier, Neil Shortland & Max Taylor (2017), “Walking away: the disengagement and de-radicalization of a violent right-wing extremist”, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Volume 9, Issue 2. Abstract This article presents a case study of one individual’s trajectory through violent right-wing extremism in the USA. Drawing … Continue reading

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 – Jihad Selfie (an Indonesian counter radicalisation project)

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Just sharing – Countering Daesh Extremism European and Asian Responses

Click here to download. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Rohan Gunaratna, Megha Sarmah, Patrick Rueppel (eds.) (2016), Countering Daesh Extremism European and Asian Responses, Panorama: Insights into Asian and Eurapean Affairs, 2/2016, Singapore: Konrad Adeneur Stiftung-RSIS. Contents Preface The Islamic State’s Eastward Expansion, Rohan Gunaratna Countering Daesh Extremism in South Asia, Ajai Sahni Challenges and Prospects for Daesh in Afghanistan and … 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 – Special Issue: Terrorist Online Propaganda and Radicalization in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, vol. 40, no. 1, January 2017

Journal of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism publishes a special issue on an important and relevant topic for counter-ideology work. To view the published articles, click at the titles below. Introduction Introduction to the Special Issue: Terrorist Online Propaganda and Radicalization Anne Aly, Stuart Macdonald, Lee Jarvis & Thomas M. Chen Pages: 1-9 | DOI: … Continue reading

Just sharing – France Tests “Tough Love” De-radicalisation Approach

By Milena Uhlmann, ICSR Associate Fellow While presenting the French government’s Action Plan Against Radicalisation and Terrorism on May 9, Prime Minister Manuel Valls once again underlined the government’s intention to create a number of “centres of reintegration and citizenship” – one in each of the twelve French regions. These centres, which were previously referred … 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


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