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Rajan Basra – Research Fellow

Rajan Basra is a Research Fellow at ICSR. His current research focuses on the crime-terror nexus, and on the criminal backgrounds of European jihadists. Rajan is a PhD candidate at King’s College London, and holds an MA in Terrorism, Security, and Society from King’s College London, and a BA in Politics from the University of Warwick.

Reports and Publications:

  • ‘Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus’ (London: ICSR, October 2016) (with Peter Neumann and Claudia Brunner); available here.
  • ‘Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State’s Financial Fortunes’ (London: ICSR, 2017) (with Peter Neumann, John Holland McCowan, and Stefan Heißner); available here.

Journal Articles:

  • (2016) ‘Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus’, Perspectives on Terrorism, Volume 10, Issue 6 (with Peter Neumann)

Follow him on Twitter at @rajanbasra