Click here to read ICSR's latest report - ‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women

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

  • May152019

    ‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women

    The full report can be accessed here. Read on for the Introduction. hen women get…

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  • May012019

    ICSR Report Launch – ‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women, Tuesday May 14th, 5.30pm

    Where: King’s College London When: Tuesday May 14th, 5.30pm This event will launch a report co-authored by…

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  • Apr152019

    Haftar’s Calculus for Libya: What Happened, and What is Next?

    By Research Fellow Inga Kristina Trauthig You can also find the full text here. In…

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