EICTP PUBLICATIONS

EICTP Research Paper on anti-Semitism

Due to the (current) sharp rise in anti-Semitic attacks and crimes, particularly following the Hamas terror attack against Israel, the EICTP has set itself the task of analyzing and assessing this phenomenon on an international comparative basis. Anti-Semitism poses a threat to our liberal society and must be vigorously combated,…

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Terrorism as a product of personal frustration, political radicalism and mutual inspiration. The new phenomenon of racist-motivated lone actors

Often wrongly criticized, the concept of right-wing lone-actor terrorists is plausible since it only concerns planning and execution. Often also named “lone wolves”, lone-actor terrorists definitely take part in large ideological groups and must be considered in the light of large societal contexts. In other words, white supremacy, QAnon, Reichsbürger,…

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EICTP Expert Paper: Extremist Traits in Parts of the Climate Protest Movement

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Jesse describes in his paper on the climate protest movement that the protest movement shows problematic traits. This applies, on the one hand, to the unresolved relationship to violence. Although this is rejected in theory, in practice it is sometimes accepted by militant forces. Secondly, and this…

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Our European Democracies | Current Threats

Our European democracy(s) is/are under threat, at a post-World War II historical level. This paper examines the current threats facing our European democracies, primarily at the level of analysis of homeland security. These threats and their actors are analyzed here in the thematic areas of democratic resilience, narratives and conspiracy…

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Prof. Dr. Rob de Wijk – Towards a New Iron Curtain

Towards a New Iron Curtain By Prof. Dr. Rob de Wijk / The Hague Center for strategic Studies and Leiden University   The Russian war against Ukraine will have important implications for the future European security order. Many analysts, including myself, did not believe that Putin would attack: 150.000 troops…

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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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