Click here to read ICSR’s latest report Will ‘We Won’ Become ‘Mission Accomplished’? A US Withdrawal and The Scramble for Northeastern Syria

Extremism, Terrorism and Strategic Communication

Extremism, Terrorism and Strategic Communication

Jihadist propaganda has never been more salient an issue than it is today. However, its motivations and impact are all too often misunderstood. This research stream consequently examines online and offline public diplomacy efforts from the likes of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria.

Based on privileged access to and longitudinal archiving of content shared on closed jihadist sources since 2013, this project has tracked the rise and fall of Islamic State media production. Its outputs have directly informed the development of private and public policy responses to the challenges posed by terrorist propaganda on the Internet.

On a longer-term basis, the project is also working to explore how jihadist strategic communication works from a psychological and aesthetic perspective, assessing in particular how it is used to articulate socio-cultural values with a view to radically improving counter-terrorism strategic communication campaigns.

Recent Policy Reports

  • Feb132020

    ICSR Event – Peace, Security and Crisis Response in Libya, February 24th

    Where: King’s College London When: Monday February 24th, 2.30pm We are delighted to host Edouard Belloncle for…

    Read more
  • Jan292020

    ICSR Event – Audrey Kurth Cronin Book Launch, February 10th

    Where: King’s College London When: Monday February 10th, 7pm We are delighted to launch Audrey Kurth Cronin’s…

    Read more
  • Dec172019

    ICSR & KFCRIS Conference – Non-State Actor Governance, January 27th-28th

    Where: King’s College London When: January 27th & 28th In January 2020, ICSR and the King Faisal…

    Read more

Want to stay updated about ICSR’s work? Sign up to our mailing list here.