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Charlie Winter – Senior Research Fellow

Charlie Winter studies terrorism, insurgency and innovation, with a focus on online and offline strategic communication. He is pursuing a PhD in War Studies at King’s College London, examining the outreach efforts of the Islamic State in a comparative historical context and, more broadly, exploring how militant groups cultivate creative approaches to governance and war.

Winter regularly consults for governments and often appears in international broadcast and print media. His work has been published by, among others, 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 and is also an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism


  • ‘Media Jihad: The Islamic State’s Doctrine for Information Warfare’ (London: ICSR, 2017); available here

Follow him on Twitter at @charliewinter