Click here to read ICSR’s latest report “Their Fate is Tied to Ours”: Assessing AQAP Governance and Implications for Security in Yemen

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

  • Oct282019

    “Their Fate is Tied to Ours”: Assessing AQAP Governance and Implications for Security in Yemen

    The full report can be accessed here. An overview of its findings can be found…

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  • Oct072019

    ICSR Event – Peter R. Neumann Book Launch, October 21st

    Where: King’s College London When: Monday October 21st, 6.30pm We are delighted to launch Senior Fellow Peter…

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  • Sep242019

    PoE & ICSR Event – The ISIS Files: An Evening With Rukmini Callimachi, October 7th

    Where: King’s College London When: Monday October 7th, 6.30pm In collaboration with the Program on Extremism (PoE)…

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