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Rajan Basra – Research Fellow

Rajan Basra studies the relationship between crime and terrorism, focusing on individuals that transition between these two activities. He is completing a PhD in War Studies at King’s College London, examining the crime-terror nexus in Europe, and holds an MA in Terrorism, Security, and Society from King’s College London and an undergraduate degree 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)
  • (2017) ‘Crime as Jihad: Developments in the Crime-Terror Nexus in Europe’, CTC Sentinel, Volume 10, Issue 9 (with Peter Neumann)

Follow him on Twitter at @rajanbasra