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Anthony Richards

Anthony’s research focus has been on conceptualizing terrorism, UK counter-terrorism strategy, radicalization and extremism. He has also published on a wide range of other terrorist related themes including British public and Muslim attitudes towards both terrorism and counter-terrorism, homeland security, terrorism in Northern Ireland, and terrorism and sport (he was the lead editor for the volume Terrorism and the Olympics: Major event security and lessons for the future, Routledge,...


Peter Neumann

Peter Neumann is a Professor of Security Studies at the War Studies Department, and serve as Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR, ), which he founded in early 2008. He has authored or co-authored five books, including Old and New Terrorism, published by Polity Press in 2009; and The Strategy of Terrorism (with MLR Smith), published by Routledge in 2008. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, dealing with different aspects...


Lorne Dawson

Dr. Dawson is a Full Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. He has served as the Chair of both departments. He has published three books, four edited books, and sixty-nine academic articles and book chapters. Until 2008 most of his research was in the sociology of religion, in particular the study of new religious movements. Since then terrorism has become the primary focus of his research, in particular the process of...


Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is a Professor of Psychology at Lancaster University, Professor of Human Interaction at Twente University, and director of the Centre for Evidence and Research on Security Threats (CREST). He is interested in how people cooperate. Using experimental, archival and field research, he has studied both the fundamental behavioral and cognitive procsses that make human interaction possible and, more practically, the kinds of tactics and policies that promote peaceful resolutions....


Julie Chernov Hwang

Julie Chernov Hwang is an associate professor of political science and international relations in the Center for People, Politics and Markets at Goucher College. She is the author of Why Terrorists Quit: The Disengagement of Indonesian Jihadists, published by Cornell University Press in 2018; Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World: What Went Right, published by Palgrave Press in 2009; and the co-editor of Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World,...


Aaron Winter

Aaron Winter holds a DPhil from Sussex, where his dissertation was on the far-right in post-civil rights America. He is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at UEL. His research is on right-wing extremism and terrorism, hate groups and hate crime, and racist and racialised violence. He has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC, LBC, The Times, The Telegraph, Vice and Gara. He is co-editor of Discourses and Practices of Terrorism: Interrogating Terror (2010), New Challenges for...


Joshua Freilich

Joshua D. Freilich is a member of the Criminal Justice Department at John Jay College. He is the Creator and co-Director of the United States Extremist Crime Database, an open source relational database of crimes committed by political extremists in the U.S. Freilich is the Vice Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes. He has been a member of START (a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence) since 2006 and on its executive...


Maura Conway

Maura Conway is a Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland and Coordinator of VOX-Pol (, a EU-funded project on violent online political extremism ( Her principal research interests are in the area of terrorism and the Internet, including academic and media discourses on cyberterrorism, the functioning and effectiveness of violent political extremist online content, and violent online...


Tore Bjorgo

Dr. Tore Bjørgo (born 1958) is professor at the University of Oslo and Director at “Center for Research on Extremism: Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence” (C‑REX). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where he has been Professor of Police Science (since 2004) and Research Director (2005-2007). Until the end of 2015, he was an adjunct research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), where he was a...


Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman is a Professor and Senior Associate Dean at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Byman has served as a Professional Staff Member with both the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (“The 9-11 Commission”) and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. He has also worked as the Research Director of the Center for...


Daniela Pisoiu

Daniela I. Pisoiu completed her PhD study at the University of St Andrews – School of International Relations and the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence on the topic of Islamist radicalisation processes in Germany, France and Austria and acted as tutor within the Certificate in Terrorism Studies Programme. Between 2005 and 2006 she was a Fulbright junior scholar at the University of Cincinnati, where she also carried out a research project on the integration and...


Donald Holbrook

Donald Holbrook is a Visiting Fellow at ICCT. He became a lecturer at the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion at Lancaster University, UK, in September 2016. Prior to that he was Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, which he joined in 2008. His research has focused mostly on beliefs, ideas, and media in the context of terrorism and political violence, especially on how terrorists interact with...


Richard English

Richard English is Professor of Politics at Queen's University Belfast, where he is also Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. During 20111-16 he was Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of eight books, including Armed Struggle: The...


Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson is Professor of Peace Studies and Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is known as one of the founding scholars of the field of Critical Terrorism Studies, and has published a number of books, articles and chapters on the critical study of terrorism. He is the founding editor and current editor-in-chief of the journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and his latest book is The Routledge Handbook of Critical...


Petter Nesser

Petter Nesser is a senior researcher at FFI’s Terrorism Research Group. He is trained in the areas of Social Science, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at the University of Oslo (UiO) and The American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr Nesser has conducted extensive research on militant Islamism (jihadism) in Europe for more than a decade while focusing on motivational factors, recruitment and radicalization processes. He has communicated research findings in Norway and internationally, through...


The Good Friday Agreement: Anthill Podcast

April 10, 2018, was the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. The Agreement is seen as the cornerstone of the existing peace in Northern Ireland. Our friends in the Anthill podcast interviewed a number of experts about the Agreement, it's key actors, and where it stands today. Within this podcast they interviewed a range of experts on this topic, including the Talking Terror host John Morrison.


Noemie Bouhana

Noémie Bouhana is Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime Science at UCL, where she leads the Counter-Terrorism Research Group and convenes the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism. She holds a BA in Political Studies from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lyon, an MA in Political Science from Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, and an MPhil and PhD in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. Most recently, Noémie led the €2.9M EU FP7 PRIME project, an international,...


Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at La Salle University in Philadelphia. He was previously a Lecturer in International Relations and Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St. Andrews. He is also an alumnus of the Political Science Department at La Salle. His research interests are on terrorism and political violence, with particular reference to the strategic use of violence in insurgencies...


Victor Asal

Victor Asal currently serves as Chair of the Department of Public Administration and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also, along with R. Karl Rethemeyer, the co-director of the Project on Violent Conflict. Dr. Asal is affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Dr. Asal’s...


James Forest

James Forest is Professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Joint Special Operations University. He previously served on the faculty of the United States Military Academy (2001-2010), six of those years as Director of Terrorism Studies within the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Dr. Forest has...