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  1. American and European Foreign Fighters: Assessing and Comparing the Threat [Download]

    Title: American and European Foreign Fighters: Assessing and Comparing the Threat
    Author: Vidino, Lorenzo
    Description: "On July 31, 2015, the Program on Extremism hosted a discussion on the threats and dynamics of the American and European foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) phenomenon. Director of CCHS Frank Cilluffo moderated a panel that included PoE Director Dr. Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King’s College London Dr. Peter Neumann, and senior analyst at the Real Instituto Elcano in Madrid Dr. Fernando Reinares. The panelists engaged in a lengthy examination of the threat of FTFs, while comparing and contrasting threats and government responses in the US and Europe. "
    Keywords: Extremism, Terrorism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Counterterrorism, National Security
    Date Uploaded: 12/08/2017
  2. Countering Violent Extremism in America [Download]

    Title: Countering Violent Extremism in America
    Author: Vidino, Lorenzo
    Description: Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in America is our launch report. First, it analyzes the status quo of CVE in the United States, detailing the latest initiatives and the challenges. Second, it summarizes the current CVE trends in various European countries, where authorities have implemented ambitious strategies for over a decade, and whose experience can therefore offer useful pointers to U.S. officials. Finally, the report seeks to provide recommendations such as advocating for targeted interventions.
    Keywords: Extremism, Terrorism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Counterterrorism, National Security
    Date Uploaded: 12/08/2017
  3. Fear Thy Neighbor Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West [Download]

    Title: Fear Thy Neighbor Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West
    Author: Vidino, Lorenzo
    Description: This report examines all jihadist-motivated terrorist attacks carried out in Europe and North America since the declaration of the Caliphate by the Islamic State group in June 2014. By analyzing the 51 attacks and their perpetrators, this study constitutes the first comprehensive account of attacks carried out during the past three years.
    Keywords: Extremism, Terrorism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Counterterrorism, National Security
    Date Uploaded: 12/08/2017
  4. ISIS in America: From Retreets to Raqqa [Download]

    Title: ISIS in America: From Retreets to Raqqa
    Author: Vidino, Lorenzo
    Description: The report consists of two parts. The first examines all cases of U.S. persons arrested, indicted, or convicted in the United States for IS-related activities. This section also looks at the cases of other Americans who, while not in the legal system, are known to have engaged in IS-inspired behavior. The second examines various aspects of the IS-related mobilization in America. It analyzes the individual motivations of IS supporters, the role of the Internet—in particular, social media—in their radicalization and recruitment processes, whether their radicalization took place in isolation or with like-minded individuals, and the degree of their tangible links to IS."
    Keywords: Extremism, Terrorism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Counterterrorism, National Security
    Date Uploaded: 12/06/2017
  5. Fear Thy Neighbor: Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West [Download]

    Title: Fear Thy Neighbor: Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West
    Author: Vidino, Lorenzo
    Description: This report examines all jihadist-motivated terrorist attacks carried out in Europe and North America since the declaration of the Caliphate by the Islamic State group in June 2014. By analyzing the 51 attacks and their perpetrators, this study constitutes the first comprehensive account of attacks carried out during the past three years.
    Keywords: Extremism, Terrorism, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Counterterrorism, National Security
    Date Uploaded: 10/16/2017