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Charlie Winter – Senior Research Fellow

Charlie Winter studies terrorism and insurgency, with a focus on online and offline strategic communication. He is pursuing a PhD in War Studies at King’s College London, examining how propaganda articulates meaning and, more broadly, exploring how militant groups cultivate creative approaches to governance and war. Alongside his work at ICSR, which is supported by Facebook as part of the Online Civil Courage Initiative, he is an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in the Hague.

Winter’s work has been published by, among others, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Philosophia, the CTC Sentinel, The Atlantic, War On The Rocks, Jihadology and the BBC. He holds an undergraduate degree in Arabic from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London.


  • ‘Media Jihad: The Islamic State’s Doctrine for Information Warfare’ (London: ICSR, 2017); available here
  • ‘Challenging Hate: Counter-speech Practices in Europe’ (London: ICSR, 2017) (with Johanna Fürst); available here

Follow him on Twitter at @charliewinter