EICTP PUBLICATIONS

The Salafi-Jihadi online ecosystem 2022 – Swarmcast 2.0

In 2022 the Media Mujahidin – the media operatives who work on and offline in support of Salafi-Jihadi groups – have continued to maintain a persistent presence online and conduct influence operations amongst their primary, Arabic speaking, target audience. This contrasts significantly with the dominant narrative which has been presented…

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Russia’s war against Ukraine

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, which began on 24.2.2022, must be analyzed on different levels. As a result of Russia’s war of aggression with armed forces that are among the largest in the world against Ukraine as a country that is not a member of NATO, thousands of people…

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Right-Wing Terrorism in Europe

The level of the threat of right-wing extremist violence and right-wing terrorism assess many European security agencies as extraordinarily high. The Dutch domestic intelligence service AIVD called 2019 “the year” of right-wing terrorist attacks worldwide. Data obtained by terrorism researchers from various sources come to long-term comparisons and show that…

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Maritime Terrorism and Piracy

Whereas records of acts of piracy reach as far back as the fourteenth-century BC, this study confines itself to the present century. Maritime terrorism, like all forms of terrorism, stems primarily from political, ideological or religious sources. Terrorists thus seek to identify and target industrial infrastructures. They may focus attention…

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Publications Jihadi Reactions to COVID-19

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life all over the planet and impacted nearly every aspect of human life. With national governments thrown into confusion as how to best react to the spread of the virus while keeping up its most central functions, Islamist terrorist militias have taken…

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Publication Turkish Foreign Policy and the Ukraine War

At present, Turkey is trying to adopt a position of “active neutrality” in the war between Russia and Ukraine. A foreign policy position that Ankara has been pursuing since 2014. In concrete terms, this means that Ankara supports both states to the best of their ability. Turkey’s alliance with Ukraine…

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EICTP Expert Paper: Europe’s strategic (in)ability to act

Prof. Herfried Münkler analyzes in this expert paper the reasons for Europe’s incapability to position itself as a global player. The complexity of the political order in Europe and the interplay of growing Euroscepticism, Brexit and the role of nuclear weapons in Europe’s security policy indicate the numerous gaps and…

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EICTP VIENNA RESEARCH PAPERS ON TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM AND COUNTER-TERRORISM: TRENDS AND SCENARIOS OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM

This third volume of the “EICTP Vienna Research Papers on Transnational Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism” is dedicated to the mostly unclear future of (transnational) terrorism in its widest sense. Manifold reflections of world-wide renowned experts (Nicolas Stockhammer, Joshua Sinai, Colin P. Clarke, Gary A. Ackerman, Marc Sageman, Brian Michael Jenkins, Herfried…

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