[Journal] Perspectives on Terrorism

The European-based Terrorism Research Initiative and the America-based Center for Terrorism and Security Studies seek to support the international community of terrorism researchers and analysts by facilitating coordination and engaging in cooperative endeavours. The globally-circulated online journal Perspectives on Terrorism is co-published by these two entities, and is viewed online by over 100,000 website visitors annually.

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[Centre] International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

The Hague / Netherlands

An independent organisation for the creation, collation and dissemination of information and skills relating to the legal and human rights aspects of counter-terrorism. ICCT’s work focuses on preventing and countering the violent extremism that leads to terrorism, and on the human rights and legal aspects of counter-terrorism measures. ICCT brings together academics, policymakers, and professionals from a variety of fields and encourages them to collaborate in a mutual exchange of experiences and expertise.

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[Centre] National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

University of Maryland

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a research and education centre at the University of Maryland, College Park focused on the scientific study of the causes and consequences of terrorism  in the United States and around the world. It maintains the Global Terrorism Database, that includes over 125,000 terrorist attacks and is described as the “most comprehensive unclassified data base on terrorist events in the world.”

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[Centre] The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

University of St. Andrews

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) is dedicated to the study of the causes, dynamics, characteristics and consequences of terrorism and related forms of political violence. In doing so, it is committed to rigorous, evidence-based, scholarly analysis that is policy-relevant but independent.

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[Journal] Journal of Terrorism Research

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

The aim of this Journal is to provide a space for academics and counter-terrorism professionals to publish work focused on the study of terrorism. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the study of terrorism, high-quality submissions from all academic and professional backgrounds are encouraged. Students are also warmly encouraged to submit work for publication.

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[Centre] International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) is a specialist centre within the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
ICPVTR conducts research, training, and outreach programs aimed at reducing the threat of politically motivated violence and at mitigating its effects on the international system. The Centre seeks to integrate academic theory with practical knowledge, which is essential for a complete and comprehensive understanding of threats from politically-motivated groups.

The Centre is staffed by academic specialists, religious scholars, and others. The Centre is culturally and linguistically diverse, comprising of functional and regional analysts as well as Muslim religious scholars from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America.

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[Centre] International Institute for Counter-Terrorism 

Herzliya, Israel

Founded in 1996, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) is one of the leading academic institutes for counter-terrorism in the world, facilitating international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism. ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability, risk assessment, intelligence analysis, national security and defense policy.

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[Centre] International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence


ICSR’s mission is to bring together knowledge and leadership. Producing first class, rigorous research, our aim is to educate the public and help policymakers and practitioners find more intelligent solutions in dealing with radicalisation and political violence.

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