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Lone-Actor Terrorism: Final Report

Clare Ellis, Raffaello Pantucci, Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, Edwin Bakker, Benoît Gomis, Simon Palombi and Melanie Smith
Occasional Papers, 28 April 2016
UK Counter-terrorism, Lone-Actor Terrorism, National Security and Resilience Studies, International Security Studies, Domestic Security, Terrorism
This final paper of the Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism series aims to synthesise key aspects of the project, bringing together insights from the literature, details of the project’s methodology and key findings, along with suggestions for further research

Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism Series: No. 11

The aim of the Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project is to understand lone-actor terrorism in a European context. The project will develop a database of lone-actor cases from across Europe. Its overall objective is to see if it is possible to discern any trends or patterns that could be translated into useful observations or recommendations for practitioners and policy-makers.

This is the final report in the CLAT series. It aims to synthesise key aspects of the project, bringing together insights from the literature, details of the project’s methodology and key findings, along with suggestions for further research.

About the Authors

Clare Ellis is a Research Fellow in the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at RUSI.

Raffaello Pantucci is Director of International Security Studies at RUSI.

Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn is a Researcher at the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University and Research Fellow of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague.

Professor Edwin Bakker is Director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University and Fellow of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague.

Benoît Gomis is an international security analyst focusing on terrorism and organised crime.

Simon Palombi is a consultant for the International Security Department at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

Melanie Smith is a Researcher and Coordinator at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue.

About the Project

The Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project is co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union, and has been undertaken by a RUSI-led consortium. Partnering institutions include Chatham House, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and Leiden University, one of the founding organisations of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) at The Hague.

Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism Series: No. 4

The aim of the Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project is to understand lone-actor terrorism in a European context. The project will develop a database of lone-actor cases from across Europe. Its overall objective is to see if it is possible to discern any trends or patterns that could be translated into useful observations or recommendations for practitioners and policy-makers.

Author

Raffaello Pantucci
Director of International Security Studies

Raffaello Pantucci's research focuses on counter-terrorism as well as China's relations with its Western neighbours. Prior to coming to... read more

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