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Extremism, Terrorism and Strategic Communication

The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence

The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (NoE) is an academic research network focused on researching Violent Online Political Extremism.

ICSR is a founding member of this consortium and collaborates in its interdisciplinary network of computer scientists and scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, investigating how different forms of violent extremism operate online. Our contribution to the consortium covers the following activities:

  • Measuring the impact of censorship by mapping networks of jihadist groups’ supporters on mainstream social media;
  • Hosting high-profile academic events designed to disseminate research on online radicalisation to a wide audience; and
  • Building a network of researchers and practitioners to produce a roadmap for future research into online violent extremism.

Recent Policy Reports

  • Nov172022

    What’s next for children in IS-affiliated families from Iraq?

    By Joana Cook *In November 2022, the newly formed government of Iraq suspended repatriations of…

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  • Sep272022

    Storytelling, Memory and Momentum: Iraq’s Tishreen Movement

    By Ruba Ali Al-Hassani   Introduction While many observers claim that Iraq’s Tishreen protest movement…

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  • Aug112022

    The Spectre of Neuroscience in Security Studies

    By Nafees Hamid   What can neuroscience tell us about violent extremism? As a cognitive…

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