Stuart Macdonald, Daniel Grinnell, Anina Kinzel and Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
This paper focuses on the attempts by Daesh to use Twitter to disseminate its online magazine, 'Rumiyah'. It examines a dataset of 11,520 tweets mentioning 'Rumiyah' that contained an outlink, to evaluate the success of Daesh’s attempts to use Twitter as a gateway to issues of its magazine.
Gayatri Sahgal, Timothy Kimaiyo, Abdulrahman Hamo Mohamed, Stephen Rotich, David Karienye and Ahmed Osman Warfa
The Conference on Clan Conflict and Violent Extremism in the North-Eastern Counties of Kenya, held by RUSI in January 2019, shared research on the connections between clan conflicts and violent extremism and produced recommendations for policy and programming.
The 50th anniversary of the day that British troops first deployed to Northern Ireland offers an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Operation Banner, and whether the security forces contributed to the troubles or prevented them.
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.
For all intents and purposes, Daesh has been defeated in Iraq and Syria, but key leaders and administrators of the short-lived Islamic State will not simply vanish from the global jihadist environment. They have their eyes set on Afghanistan, and intend to give the Taliban a run for their money.
While it is true that Italy has not, as of yet, experienced a large-scale terror attack like those seen in other parts of Europe, this is likely not the consequence of collusion between Italian mafias and jihadist cells as some have claimed.