Episode 12: Looking to the Future of Countering Extremism and Terrorism

In the final episode in this season of RUSI’s Decoding Counterterrorism, hosts Jessica White and Raffaello Pantucci are joined by Thomas Renard and Emily Winterbotham to discuss what counterterrorism might look like in the future.

In an environment of shifting national security priorities, great power competition seems to be taking the top billing away from counterterrorism. However, it is important to not lose sight of the evolving threats of extremism and terrorism, both globally and in various domestic contexts. Across Europe and North America, concern has largely shifted away from the two-decade, post-9/11 focus on Islamist violent extremism to rising levels of far-right, anti-government, conspiracy and other, more nebulous, ideological mixtures. Therefore, how do we move towards a useful reimagining of the counterterrorism apparatus to make it applicable to the evolving threat spectrum and the wider connections of terrorism to extremism and conflict?

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Raffaello Pantucci

Senior Associate Fellow; Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Dr Jessica White

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Thomas Renard

Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

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Emily Winterbotham

Director, Terrorism and Conflict

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