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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 – The critical role of friends in networks for countering violent extremism: toward a theory of vicarious help-seeking

To cite this article: Michael J. Williams, John G. Horgan & William P. Evans (2015): The critical role of friends in networks for countering violent extremism: toward a theory of vicarious help-seeking, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2015.1101147 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2015.1101147 Abstract Who would be the first to notice, … Continue reading

Just sharing – Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism

Michael Zekulin (2015), Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 14 October. Abstract This article examines how the phenomenon of homegrown terrorism has evolved over the past decade. It argues that there have been significant developments that impact how we conceptualize and study it and offers two suggestions moving forward. … Continue reading

Just sharing – CONTEST as Strategy: Reassessing Britain’s Counterterrorism Approach

John Gearson & Hugo Rosemont (2015), CONTEST as Strategy: Reassessing Britain’s Counterterrorism Approach, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 25 September. Abstract The appropriateness of the United Kingdom’s counterterrorism strategy, known as CONTEST, divides opinion. This article reassesses CONTEST as strategy rather than simply examining its effectiveness as policy, or critiquing its individual parts. Reviewing the development … Continue reading

Just sharing – Online Counter Isis Magazine

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Just sharing – Does CVE work? Lessons learned from the global effort to counter violent extremism

Click here to read or download. Peter Romanium, Does CVE work? Lessons learned from the global effort to counter violent extremism, Global Center on Cooperative Security, Indiana, September 2015. Executive Summary As a field of policy and practice, countering violent extremism (CVE) has emerged rapidly in recent years and represents the most significant development in counterterrorism … Continue reading

Just sharing – Victims, Perpetrators, Asset: The Narratives of Islamic State Defectors

“The full report can be downloaded HERE. Much has been written about the young men and women who join the Islamic State. We are familiar with their biographies and pathways, backgrounds and motivations. But virtually nothing is known about those who quit: the ‘defectors’ who didn’t like what they saw, abandoned their comrades, and fled … Continue reading

Just sharing – The Virtual ‘Caliphate’: Understanding Islamic State’s Propaganda Strategy

Click here to read or download. Executive Summary The following report sheds light on the strategic motivations of, and implications to, Islamic State’s media operation. By analysing the organisation’s propaganda output over the twelve months that followed its ‘caliphate’ declaration in June 2014, it has been possible to dismantle the brand into its constituent narratives … Continue reading

Just sharing – From Desert to Word Cities: New Terrorism

To read or download, click here. Preface Global terrorism has undergone a massive makeover with the rise of new terrorist groups. Since 2011, the Syrian civil war has breathed new life into jihadi militancy, providing an unprecedented wave of recruits, a large number of whom were ten years old or younger on 9/11. This new generation of jihadists … Continue reading

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