The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) aspires to be the world’s leading student publication in Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism Studies. The Review provides a unique opportunity for experts, young professionals, and students to publish their papers, share innovative ideas, and develop an academic career in Counter-Terrorism Studies. The publication also serves as a platform for exchanging research and policy recommendations addressing theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions of international issues pertaining to terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, counter-insurgency, political violence, and homeland security. 

The International Counter-Terrorism Review (ICTR) is a project jointly initiated by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel and NextGen 5.0. You can follow ICTR on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

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Civil Society and Counter Narrative Strategies: Counter-Radicalization Online

The spread of hate messages online perpetrated by terrorist and extremist groups represents one of the biggest threats that has caught the attention of governments, security forces, and national and international experts.
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The Revival of Islam: How do External Factors Shape the Potential Islamist Threat in Azerbaijan?

Considerable scholarly work on the post-Soviet region has focused on the various regional conflicts and security challenges, but rarely on the roots of the growing Islamism factor as a new source of threat.
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How Violent Non-State Actors Learned to Stop Worrying and Simply Buy the Bomb?


Violent non-state actors (VNSA) continue to weaponize Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear materials (CBRN). Rising to infamy with al-Qaeda, the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a significant objective for VNSA. Al-Qaeda looked to achieve this capability through state sponsorship, due to inability to advance unassisted.

Article by: Adam Schmitz

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Decapitation Nation: A New Model for Examining Leadership Targeting in Counterterrorism


This article reviews the existing body of literature concerning terrorist leadership targeting and identifies limitations in the prevailing approaches.

As past attempts to gauge the efficacy of decapitation strategies are disputed, this article calls for a new methodology for conducting decapitation research.

Article by: Jacob Finn

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The Case for Defining CVE and PVE: How the NSCITF Model Can Provide a General Framework for the Co


This article attempts to demonstrate that not only are CVE and PVE separate frameworks addressing distinct yet overlapping steps of the radicalization process, but that both frameworks are essential elements of a holistic CT action plan.

Article by: Will Clifft

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