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Lone Actor Terrorism: Literature Review

Lone-actor terrorism is not a new phenomenon; however, research suggests the threat is increasing as pressure from security services forces a tactical adaptation and groups call on those who share their ideology to act alone without direction or support.

Blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, and the Freedom of Belief and Expression

This briefing paper discusses the reactions to the horrific events that unfolded in Paris in January 2015, with the murders of a group of journalists, a police officer, and members of the Jewish community. Rashad Ali discusses the inconsistencies and contradictions in terrorist and extremist interpretations of Islam and blasphemy, and demonstrates the need to highlight the ideological flaws in their narrative.

Becoming Mulan? Female Western Migrants to ISIS

This report focuses on those women that have travelled from the West to ISIS held territory in support of the terrorist organisation. The research draws on our database of known female migrants to ISIS and analyses their reasons for joining the group, the threat they pose and how to stem the flow of women joining ISIS.

ISIS and Nusra in Turkey

This report looks at how the Turkish government has sought to deal with the challenges of instability, terrorism and extremism.

FREE Initiative: ‘Diverting People from Getting Involved’

In some countries far-right attitudes are widespread amongst young people. In other countries, younger generations are progressively more tolerant than older generations. It is important that front-line professionals do not assume this trend will continue. This report contains approaches to promote tolerance and democratic behaviour among those vulnerable to far-right ideologies.