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The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is an independent knowledge centre that focuses on the preventative and international legal aspects of CT.
Oct 1, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
With the influx of public interest on the #ProudBoys and other #RightWingExtremist groups, we at ICCT wanted to highlight some crucial analysis done by past contributors on political violence and the far-right (1/6 of a thread on #RWEX research) Samantha Kutner (@ashkenaz89) wrote an in-depth analysis of the Proud Boys, to provide insight on how broader themes of self-categorization, precarity, and deliberate provocation in crypto-fascist extremist organisations manifest themselves (2/6)…
Jul 10, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
1/5 What does it mean to mainstream gender across counter-#terrorism research and practice? (note that gender is not synonymous with women) A thread on ICCT's recent publications on male supremacism and the need for gender-sensitive analysis. 2/5 Our perspective on the Hanau terror attack explores the links between male supremacism and #FarRight violence, and notes how these links should not be trivialised by labelling attackers as incels:…
May 29, 2020 5 tweets 6 min read
[Thread] Looking for webinar resources in these socially distant times? We've compiled a list of webinar recordings from the past week featuring ICCT fellows sharing their expertise on counter-#terrorism! (1/4) @USIP and @resolvenet's webinar on Career #ForeignFighters, featuring @JeanineRvz, @cldaymon, @drdavidmalet and @ColinPClarke, explores how these fighters influence current conflict dynamics (2/4)
Mar 26, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
And we're live! Click the link to join our Live Briefing on al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in West Africa with @TheSoufanCenter's @ColinPClarke and our own @Julie_Coleman. Cooperation or competition? Looking forward to an engaging Q&A to follow! Image To kick us off, @ColinPClarke drives home the point that these groups are not monolithic entities—regardless of what’s happening in the Sahel, something entirely different could be happening in other local contexts, like Southeast Asia. Join in here:
Mar 20, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: On Thursday 26 March, ICCT will host @ColinPClarke and @Julie_Coleman live on Zoom for a briefing and Q&A on #alQaeda and #IslamicState in the Western Africa. Image In recent years—as IS’ regional affiliate, Islamic State in Greater Sahara has risen—the Western Sahel has experienced an unprecedented rise in terrorist violence, with more than 4,000 deaths reported in 2019. But, al-Qaeda’s presence remains strong... Image
Mar 12, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
The ICCT would like to thank all its respected authors, reviewers, and readers for their patience during the #COVID_19 outbreak. We realize it is a pandemic which significantly disrupts professional processes such as the peer review process. Image As priorities of work will have to give way to others, the ICCT acknowledges the possibility of longer reviewing and editing times, so we kindly ask for your patience.
Dec 31, 2019 13 tweets 10 min read
Happy new year from all at ICCT! 2019 saw the continued aftermath of the fall of the caliphate, the (attempted) returns and prosecutions of FTFs, and the persistent rise of right-wing extremist attacks in the West. Take a look back at 2019 through some of this year's research! Image With the end of the caliphate came the detention of #ISIS fighters, supporters, and innocent civilians alike in camps like #alHol and #AinIssa; @GinaAVale of @ICSR_Centre and @warstudies analysed the role of IS-affiliated women in these camps and beyond.…
Nov 12, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
The verdict of the Dutch repatriation case @tanya_mehra1 reflected on in a recent Perspective for the ICCT has been released: Children should be repatriated and should not be discriminated against because of the beliefs of their parents in accordance with article 2(2) CRC. The women however don't need to be repatriated as they went knowingly to Syria hence cannot claim a right to family life (article 5 ECHR and 9 CRC). Women will only be repatriated with their children if it is a condition of Kurdish (or other) authorities.…
Oct 8, 2019 8 tweets 3 min read
Meet ICCT's new Visiting Fellow, Dr. Graham Macklin (@macklin_gd), Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-Rex), at the University of Oslo in Norway.… In 2002, Graham completed his PhD at Sheffield University on the resurrection of British fascism after 1945, which inspired his monograph '“Very Deeply Dyed in Black”: Oswald Mosley and the resurrection of British fascism' (2007).
Oct 3, 2019 7 tweets 6 min read
In the wake of the flagship event at #UNGA74 in which the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands called for ‘Accountability for atrocity crimes committed by Daesh’, read some of the research by ICCT and our fellows on the aftermath of IS: Image In case you missed it, ICCT's very own Senior Project Leader, @tanya_mehra1, and Research Fellow, @bibivanginkel, offer critical opinions in @nrc on the proposal of The Netherlands at #UNGA regarding the trial of IS fighters:…
Aug 8, 2019 9 tweets 9 min read
In the wake of #FarRight and #WhiteSupremacist attacks in #ElPaso, #Christchurch, #Pittsburgh and others, read some of the research by ICCT and our fellows on this rising threat... Image For an initial overview of the #FarRight, read ICCT's Editorial Board members @Jacravn and @ToreBjorgo's examination of how research on extreme right terrorism has evolved over the past two decades.…
May 17, 2019 13 tweets 16 min read
ICCT Project Manager/Research Fellow @reinierbergema kicks off Day Two of #ICCTConf by introducing this morning’s panelists, @clairevandyck, @DrDPrabhat, and @lauravanwaas! @TMCAsser Image @BristolUni’s @DrDPrabhat uses the recent case of #ShamimaBegum to illustrate how statelessness is the foremost concern when the deprivation of citizenship is used for #counterterrorism purposes #ICCTConf Image
May 16, 2019 9 tweets 10 min read
@DrRumyanavanArk is opening the conference with a welcoming remark @TMCAsser @ICCT_TheHague #ICCTConf Image @IDuyvesteyn is giving a keynote speech on ‘What is Terrorism? What is Extremism? - Lessons from the Past’. She argues that there is no clear cut answer for what is an effective #CT strategy @TMCAsser #ICCTConf Image
Apr 16, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
There has been quite a lot of debate around the appeal process in the Special Immigrations Appeal Commission (SIAC) and her access to legal aid to support the challenge. Check out the Perspective by our Research Fellow @DrRvanArk for analysis on the prospect of this appeal and the issue of deprivation of nationality as #CT measure.…
Mar 6, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
In the coming weeks, ICCT will publish a series of op-eds on issues with regard to returnees, repatriation and deprivation of nationality. Responding and reflecting on current developments. Follow this thread to read them! #OpEds #PolicyOptions #InformedDebate 1) The first Perspective in this series is offered by Tanya Mehra and @chpaulussen. They address several policy options related to repatriation of foreign fighters and their families, taking into account legal, moral and (long-term) security perspectives.…
Feb 4, 2019 5 tweets 4 min read
Three ICCT publications are featured in the reading list of @UN_CTED's January Research Digest. To read them, follow the links below! 1) @LoBindner and @einfal assessing the efficacy of #IS’ sustained effort to spread its propaganda online.…
Dec 22, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
This year, we're once again counting down our top 10 most downloaded publications of 2018! Spot 10 this year goes to @p_vanostaeyen and @GuyVanVlierden with their policy brief on ‘Citizenship and Ancestry of Belgian Foreign Fighters’… Lorne L. Dawson takes spot 9 with his policy brief ‘The Demise of the Islamic State and the Fate of Its Western Foreign Fighters: Six Things to Consider’…
Dec 22, 2017 10 tweets 6 min read
In the run up to New Year’s Eve, we're counting down our top 10 most downloaded publications of 2017! To kick off our list; at number 10 we have @KiriloiIngram paper "IS’s Appeal to Western Women: Policy Recommendations" Read it here:…
Nov 2, 2017 5 tweets 3 min read
Great report by @TheSoufanGroup on foreign fighters, see comments below for links to all ICCT's cited publications… @TheSoufanGroup "The Four Dimensions of the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Threat" @reed_alastair @pohl_johanna:…
Oct 25, 2017 5 tweets 3 min read
Great report by @TheSoufanGroup on foreign fighters, see comments below for links to all ICCT's cited publications… @TheSoufanGroup Our must-read report on FTF from the EU:…
Sep 27, 2017 7 tweets 3 min read
Read:… by Donald Holbrook to learn more about which types of media influence terrorists Image Visit:… for more of our publications on communication and terrorism