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ICCT Newsletter for November 2016 - No. 65
ICCT Publications
“How to Slaughter the Disbelievers”: Insights into IS’ Instructional Video
Perspective | 29 November 2016
ICCT Visiting Fellow Dr. Haroro Ingram analyses how IS’ recent video “You must fight them o muwahhid” offers yet another indicator that the group is again strategically transitioning.
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Could Repatriating Foreign Fighters Make Europe Safer?
Perspective | 25 November 2016 
This Perspective by David Wells discusses the benefits of a foreign fighter plea bargain as a policy option that proactively reduces the threat through ensuring immediate incarceration of returning foreign fighters. 
A “Linkage-Based” Approach to Combating Militant Islamist Propaganda: A Two-Tiered Framework for Practitioners
Policy Brief | 22 November 2016
ICCT Visiting Fellow Dr. Haroro Ingram builds on the current counter-terrorism strategic communications project by developing a 'Two-Tiered' framework to combat extremist propaganda. 
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Lighting the Path: the Evolution of the Islamic State Media Enterprise (2003-2016)
Research Paper | 15 November 2016 
This Research Paper by ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Craig Whiteside develops a history of so-called Islamic State’s media department by examining primary documents and other media throughout its existence. 
What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for the “War on Terrorism”? 
Perspective | 10 November 2016 
ICCT Visiting Fellow Phil Gurski discusses potential consequences of the election of Donald Trump as US president, focusing specifically on what his election means for counter-terrorism and US strategic interests abroad. 
Repressing the Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in Western Europe: Towards an Effective Response Based on Human Rights
Research Paper | 7 November 2016
This Research Paper by ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Christophe Paulussen explores the repression of the foreign fighters phenomenon and terrorism in Western Europe and argues that only a response based on human rights will be effective.
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Should Governments Offer Amnesty to Returning Foreign Fighters?
Research Paper | 4 November 2016
ICCT Visiting Fellow Phil Gurski discusses three challenges in offering amnesty to returning foreign fighters: determining the true intent of returnees, determining what acts they were involved in, and dealing with the public reaction.
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Drone Strikes and Counter-Terror Wars: Legal Perspectives and Recommendations for European States
Seminar | 14 December 2016
On 14 December, ICCT and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) will convene an evening seminar on the use of drones in counter-terrorism wars, specifically from a legal perspective. Register now!
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ICCT Associate Fellow on Radicalisation Awareness through Fiction
NOS | 25 November 2016
On 25 November 2016, ICCT Associate Fellow Seran de Leede commented in an article by the Dutch news broadcaster NOS. The article examines ‘Layla M.’, a new fictional movie that captures the radicalisation process of a young Dutch girl. The creators aimed to decrease the taboo and encourage dialogue within society and Seran de Leede provides her commentary on  the benefits of increasing awareness. 
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ICCT Research Fellow Wietse van den Berge on Jihadist Fragmentation
Mehr News Agency | 9 November 2016
On 9 November,  ICCT Research Fellow Wietse van den Berge‘s interview with the Habilian Association was published by Mehr News Agency. Besides exploring different types of radicalisation, Wietse van den Berge identifies future regions at risk of Jihadi-Salafist narratives.
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In the Media
Dr. Alastair Reed in The Strategist
On 10 November 2016, The Strategist featured an article by ICCT Director Dr. Alastair Reed, exploring the possibilities of using strategic communications in countering the activities of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh. 
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In the Media
Towards a European Position on the Use of Armed Drones? A Human Rights Approach
This ICCT Report examines targeted killings in light of human rights law; the precise requirements of transparency, oversight and accountability; and European countries’ human rights obligations when assisting other countries in drone strikes. 
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