Terrorism and Conflict

We are committed to identifying and analysing the complex challenges of conflict, violent extremism and terrorism in the UK, Europe and globally.

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The Terrorism and Conflict research group delivers bespoke internationally-focused research and advisory services for the UK, EU and wider global audiences. The group draws on its diverse experience and network of experts based in RUSI’s London and Nairobi offices, and works in collaboration with RUSI Europe.

Our team includes academics, former policy-makers, practitioners and researchers who deploy an evidence-based approach to support policy- and decision-making for counterterrorism, preventing and countering violent extremism, and conflict resolution. This multidisciplinary capability is complemented by our ability to include and convene an extensive formal and informal global network of high-level experts.

We aim to:

  • Conduct world-class research and analysis on critical questions. 
  • Disseminate global best practice.
  • Provide technical training, tailored to a range of regions and countries.
  • Promote public understanding by hosting conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Facilitate policy debate on topical issues and make recommendations.
  • Support greater collaboration between public and private sectors.


The team has multiple ongoing projects covering these issues, including in Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, the UK and the rest of Europe. Our research is focused on helping drive more effective, inclusive and impactful policy and programming to address the ever-shifting landscape of conflict, extremism and terrorism. 

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