A new version of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy (also known as CONTEST), was unveiled earlier this month. Of the four strands comprising CONTEST, it is the Prevent strand, preventing individuals from becoming terrorists and supporting terrorism, that elicits the strongest reaction from different sections of British society.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which began yesterday and will go on until July in eleven cities across Russia, may present a ‘significant aspirational target’ for both local and transnational jihadist actors. However, recent assessments of the danger are founded on incorrect data regarding the threat of insurgency in the North Caucasus, the reach of the Islamic State in Russia, and the ‘returnee threat...
Saudi Arabia’s new Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has been hailed as an historic organisation which will not only serve a military purpose but also take the ideological fight against those who use terror in the name of Islam.
Scapegoating tech companies for online radicalisation is not only misguided – it detracts attention away from the crucial responsibility that society must bear in fighting the spread of violent extremism where it matters most: in the real world.
In view of the terrorist threat and diversity of funding efforts, counter-terrorist financing efforts should aim to address the modus operandi of any given target, placing greater emphasis on the intelligence value that finance provides.
Trevor Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society
Emily Winterbotham, Senior Research Fellow
Andrea Berger, Associate Fellow
Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships
Peter Quentin, Associate Fellow
Justin Bronk, Research Fellow, Airpower and Technology
RUSI experts offer their initial reactions on the election of President-elect Donal Trump and what this will mean for US foreign policy, the fight against ISIS, Europe, Asia, the defence industry and...