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ICCT Newsletter for January 2017 - No. 67
ICCT Publications
All-Round Internship
Vacancy | 1 March 2017
Join our team! ICCT is now accepting applications for an All-Round Internship starting March 2017. Experience in (online) communications is considered an advantage. Please submit your application before Sunday, 5 February 2017.
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ICCT Publications
Sketch of a Social Ecology Model for Explaining Homegrown Terrorist Radicalisation
Research Paper | 30 January 2017
In this Research Note, Dr. Lorne L. Dawson argues the merits of adopting an ecological approach to organising and extending our grasp of the social and social psychological factors influencing the career of potential jihadists.
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Why “Amnesty” Should Not Be Considered for Returning Foreign Fighters: A Response to Wells and Gurski
Perspective | 20 January 2017
ICCT Programme Manager Eva Entenmann provides a counter-argument against the implementation of plea-bargaining deals, exploring how it would be ineffective and arguing in favour of a more long-term, rehabilitation approach.
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Suicide Tactics and the Islamic State
Perspective | 10 January 2017
ICCT Associate Fellow Charlie Winter discusses the so-called Islamic State's (IS) use of suicide tactics and looks in some detail at the group’s three main suicide modi operandi: vehicle-borne IEDs, inghimas operations and human-borne. 
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ICCT Research Fellow Discusses Terrorism in 2017
Middle East Eye | 30 December 2016
ICCT Research Fellow Bart Schuurman was featured in the Middle East Eye. Schuurman and other terrorism scholars were invited to comment on terrorism prospects in 2017. Besides discussing current and expected developments of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the scholars also commented on future threats to the West. 
ICCT Associate Fellow on Social Media Recruitment
The Washington Post | 20 December 2016
ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger featured in The Washington Post. He examined the role that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter play in the recruitment process of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the revenue they receive through established advertisement mechanisms.
ICCT Associate Fellow on US National Public Radio
NPR | 28 December 2016
ICCT Associate Fellow J.M. Berger explored how counter-terrorism policy may change under the new US president-elect.
In the Media
Report: ICCT and ECFR Seminar on Drone Strikes in Counter-Terror Wars
On 14 December 2016, ICCT and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) convened a seminar entitled ‘Drone Strikes and Counter-Terror Wars Legal Perspectives and Recommendations for European States’. 

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In the Media
Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Trends, Dynamics and Policy Responses
This paper, which was developed for the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group, takes stock of the current trends and dynamics related to the foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) phenomenon and identifies some of the gaps that still need to be addressed.
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