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John Holland-McCowan – Research Fellow

John Holland-McCowan is a Research Fellow at the ICSR. He is a PhD candidate at King’s College London. His research focuses on how terrorist groups exploit territory in order to finance and bolster their operations. He holds a BA with a Major in Government with a Secondary in Archeology from Harvard College and has completed a master’s degree in Terrorism, Security, and Society at King’s College London.

Policy Reports:

  • ‘Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State’s Financial Fortunes’ (London: ICSR, 2017) (with Peter Neumann, Rajan Basra, and Stefan Heißner); available here.

ICSR Insights:

Follow John on Twitter at @jhollandmccowan