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John Holland-McCowan – Research Fellow

John Holland-McCowan is a Research Fellow at ICSR. His current research focuses on how terrorist groups, particularly the PKK and ISIS, utilize terrain for their strategic benefit. He is a PhD candidate at King’s College London, holds an MA in Terrorism, Security, and Society from King’s College London, as well as a BA in Government and Archaeology from Harvard College.

Policy Reports:

  • ‘War of Shadows: How Turkey’s Conflict with the PKK Shapes the Syrian Civil War and Iraqi Kurdistan’ (London: ICSR, 2017); available here.
  • ‘Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State’s Financial Fortunes’ (London: ICSR, 2017) (with Peter Neumann, Rajan Basra, and Stefan Heißner); available here.

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Follow John on Twitter at @jhollandmccowan