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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

  • Jan092019

    The Cost of Crying Victory: Policy Implications of the Islamic State’s Territorial Collapse

    The full text can be downloaded  here. In light of the territorial demise of the…

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  • Jan032019

    ICSR & PIPD Event – #MyPalestine Exhibition Launch, January 16th

    Where: King’s College London When: Wednesday January 16th, 6pm #MyPalestine is a crowd-sourced photography campaign that called…

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  • Dec052018

    Holy Mobilisation: The Religious Legitimation behind Iraq’s Counter-ISIS Campaign

    The full text can be downloaded here. Following the capture of Mosul and Abu Bakr…

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