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ICCT Newsletter for March 2017 - No. 69
ICCT Publications
Can a Copycat Effect be Observed in Terrorist Suicide Attacks?
Research Paper | 28 March 2017
Nicholas Farnham and Dr. Marieke Liem look at how a copycat effect – established within the field of suicide studies – may manifest itself in terrorist suicide attacks, and take an exploratory approach in evaluating the prospect of incorporating open-data resources in future counter-terrorism research.
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The European Union’s Policies on Counter-Terrorism: Relevance, Coherence and Effectiveness
Report | 20 March 2017
A new study commissioned by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, and produced by PwC and ICCT, analyses the coherence and effectiveness of the European Union's counter-terrorism policy.
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IS Propaganda: Should We Counter the Narrative?
Perspective | 17 March 2017
ICCT Acting Director Dr. Alastair Reed looks at the use of counter-narratives in relation to IS propaganda and underlines the inadequacy of such a simplistic response.
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The Use of Deportation in Counter-Terrorism: Insights from the Italian Case
Perspective | 13 March 2017
ICCT Visiting Fellow Francesco Marone discusses the specificities of Italy's use of administrative deportation of foreign citizens as a counter-terrorism policy.
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Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas
28 August - 1 September 2017
Registrations are now welcome for the Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas organised by ICCT and the Asser Institute from 28 August – 1 September 2017 in The Hague. During an intensive week, experts will provide participants with key insights into the current issues surrounding counter-terrorism from a legal perspective, together with state-of-the-art tools to respond to terrorism.
ICCT Research Fellow in NRC
NRC | 27 March 2017
On 27 March 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel discussed the EU’s policy on counter-terrorism in the Dutch NRC newspaper. 
Q&A with Alex P. Schmid: “We need democratic leaders who can serve as credible role models”
Club de Madrid | 2 March 2017
ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Alex P. Schmid was interviewed by the Club de Madrid’s platform Stop Violent Extremism, focussing on what is needed to build an effective new narrative to counter violent extremism.
In the Media
European Parliament News | 22 March 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Jessica Dorsey presented the draft briefing "Towards an EU common position on the use of armed drones" to the Subcommittee on Human Rights at the European Parliament. Increases in drone strikes have resulted in an unknown number of civilian casualties, which begs the question as to why there is a lack of re-evaluation of current drone policy.
Ms. Dorsey speaks from 03:33 onwards.
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In the Media
Understanding Lone Wolves: Towards a Theoretical Framework for Comparative Analysis
This ICCT Report argues for the need for comparative research in order to increase our understanding of lone wolves. There is significant information available with regard to other lone actor phenomena, not directly linked to terrorism, which have been extensively researched, and can help us gain a deeper insight into particular aspects of lone wolf terrorism.
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