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Breakfast Briefing: From Complexity to Simplicity: Networks to Lone Actor Terrorism
International terrorism is constantly changing and evolving. ISIS's loss of territory has created a vacuum which is being filled by a mix of organisations, affiliates and other ideologies. At the same time, what constitutes a terrorist threat has evolved, from sophisticated plots directed at distance to isolated individuals latching onto ideologies, but the goals to murder and cause destruction remain the same.
In this briefing, Raffaello Pantucci will discuss the current and evolving challenges in the fight against global terrorism. He will also consider the best structures for countering terrorist threats and the need for fluidity of approach in a changing world.
Raffaello Pantucci is Director of International Security Studies at RUSI. His research focuses on counter-terrorism as well as China's relations with its Western neighbours. Prior to coming to RUSI, Raffaello lived for over three years in Shanghai, where he was a visiting scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). Before that he worked in London at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He has also held positions at the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) and is an associate fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College, London. He is the author of We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain's Suburban Terrorists (London: Hurst, April 2015/US: Oxford University Press, forthcoming), described by The Financial Times as 'the most articulate and carefully researched account of Britain's 'suburban terrorists' to date'. He is currently completing a writing project looking at Chinese interests in Central Asia. His journal articles have appeared in Survival, The National Interest, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, and RUSI Journal amongst others, and his journalistic writing has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, CNN, Guardian, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, and more.
These briefings are open to Major Corporate Level Members and above.
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Tea, coffee and pastries will be available from 0800.
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