Claudia Wallner

Research FellowTerrorism and Conflict


Claudia is a Research Fellow in the Terrorism and Conflict research group at RUSI. Her research focuses on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) with a focus on far-right extremism.

Prior to joining the institute in 2018, she worked as a Research Assistant for the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime and interned with Chatham House, the Austrian Embassy in London, UNODC and the OSCE.

Claudia holds an MA (Distinction) in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, where her dissertation examined the involvement of non-state armed groups in the Middle East in drug trafficking and the implications of this involvement for conflict resolution. She also holds an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London (UCL), where her dissertation explored the role of masculinity in far-right extremism.

Current projects

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Extremism and Gaming Research Network

The Extremism and Gaming Research Network (EGRN) brings together world-leading counter-extremism organisations to develop insights and solutions for the exploitation of online gaming by violent extremists.

Resources on the Resurging Threat of Far-Right Extremism and Terrorism

We provide a collection of resources focused on understanding the resurging threat of far-right extremism and terrorism.

Prevention Project

A comprehensive research programme on the effectiveness of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) projects.

Terrorism and the Media

This two-phase project analysed the dynamics and factors involved in the potentially negative role of media reporting on terrorism.

Review of CT and P/CVE Activity Effectiveness

A systematic review of the effectiveness of counterterrorism (CT) and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) activities.

Latest publications

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