Engaging English Speaking Facebook Users In An Anti-ISIS Awareness Campaign

Engaging English Speaking Facebook Users in an Anti-ISIS Awareness Campaign

Anne Speckhard, Ardian Shajkovci, Claire Wooster & Neima Izadi ABSTRACT This article reports on The International Center…

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PERSPECTIVE: Debating The Use Of ISIS Counter-Narratives In The Heart Of Europe

PERSPECTIVE: Debating the Use of ISIS Counter-Narratives in the Heart of Europe

Historically speaking, compelling narratives and messages have always served as a crucial means for violent…

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Challenges In Creating, Deploying Counter-Narratives To Deter Would-be Terrorists

Challenges in Creating, Deploying Counter-Narratives to Deter Would-be Terrorists

Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shaykovci As published in Homeland Security Today PDF here This paper…

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10 Reasons Western Women Seek Jihad And Join Terror Groups

10 Reasons Western Women Seek Jihad and Join Terror Groups

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.& Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. As published in Homeland Security Today PDF here Abstract:…

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Breaking The ISIS Brand In Iraq Using Counter Narrative Campaigns On Facebook

Breaking the ISIS Brand in Iraq using Counter Narrative Campaigns on Facebook

By Anne Speckhard, Ardian Shajkovci & Neima Izadi PDF Here In 2017, ISIS suffered major…

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Returning ISIS Foreign Fighters: Radicalization Challenges For The Justice System

Returning ISIS Foreign Fighters: Radicalization Challenges for the Justice System

by Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci as published in Homeland Security Today PDF here During…

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Fighting ISIS In The Digital Space In Jordan

Fighting ISIS in the Digital Space in Jordan

by Anne Speckhard,  Ardian Shajkovci & Neima Izadi PDF here With estimates of 3000 foreign…

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Confronting An ISIS Emir: ICSVE’s Breaking The ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Project Videos

Confronting an ISIS Emir: ICSVE’s Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Project Videos

A published in CTX Anne Speckhard & Ardian Shajkovci Most experts agree that the most…

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Fighting ISIS On Facebook—Breaking The ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Project

Fighting ISIS on Facebook—Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Project

Anne Speckhard, Ardian Shajkovci & Lorand Bodo PDF here Abstract Since its inception in 2014,…

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Bringing Down The Digital Caliphate: A Breaking The ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Intervention With Albanian Speaking Facebook Accounts

Bringing Down the Digital Caliphate: A Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narratives Intervention with Albanian Speaking Facebook Accounts

by Anne Speckhard, Ardian Shajkovci, Lorand Bodo & Haris Fazliu[1] PDF here The Western Balkans…

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Talking To Abu Qatada About Donald Trump’s Presidency And The Future Of The Middle East

Talking to Abu Qatada about Donald Trump’s Presidency and the Future of the Middle East

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D.[1] PDF here AMMAN, Jordan: What does Abu Qatada,…

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Another Face Of Abu Qatada: Speaking On The Principle Of Terrorism

Another Face of Abu Qatada: Speaking on the Principle of Terrorism

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.[1] PDF here Abu Qatada, who many have called the spiritual father of…

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Defected From ISIS Or Simply Returned, And For How Long?– Challenges For The West In Dealing With Returning Foreign Fighters

Defected from ISIS or Simply Returned, and for How Long?– Challenges for the West in Dealing with Returning Foreign Fighters

Our new article about our research at ICSVE in Home Security Affairs by Anne Speckhard, PhD., Ardian Shajkovci,…

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Qatar And The Terrorism Blame Game

Qatar and the Terrorism Blame Game

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. PDF here Between January 19, 2018 and January…

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Determining Youth Radicalization In Jordan

Determining Youth Radicalization in Jordan

by Fares Braizat, Ph.D., Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D., & Amer Sabaileh, Ph.D. PDF here…

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The Psychological Ordeals Of Hostages: American Hostage Caitlan Coleman Endured Rape, Murder Of Her Child And A Terrifying Rescue—to What Outcome?

The Psychological Ordeals of Hostages: American Hostage Caitlan Coleman Endured Rape, Murder of her Child and a Terrifying Rescue—to What Outcome?

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. PDF here U.S. officials announced this week that American hostage, Caitlan Coleman…

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Winning Against Al-Qaeda And ISIS: The Case For Combining Deradicalization With Disengagement Approaches In Prison And Community Programs Addressing Former And Current Members Of Militant Jihadi Groups

Winning against al-Qaeda and ISIS: The Case for Combining Deradicalization with Disengagement Approaches in Prison and Community Programs Addressing Former and Current Members of Militant Jihadi Groups

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., and Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D.  PDF here INTRODUCTION Even after decades of military…

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The Runaway Bride Of ISIS: Transformation A Young Girl With A Dream To A Lethal ISIS Enforcer

The Runaway Bride of ISIS: Transformation a Young Girl with a Dream to a Lethal ISIS Enforcer

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. The baby boy, not more than…

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Beware The Women Of ISIS: There Are Many, And They May Be More Dangerous Than The Men​

Beware the Women of ISIS: There Are Many, and They May Be More Dangerous Than the Men​

ICSVE is proud to announce our new report by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.d. released August…

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The ISIS Prison System: Its Structure, Departmental Affiliations, Processes, Conditions, And Practices Of Psychological And Physical Torture

The ISIS Prison System: Its Structure, Departmental Affiliations, Processes, Conditions, and Practices of Psychological and Physical Torture

by Asaad Almohammad, Ph.D., Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., & Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. PDF here Executive…

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Analysis Of The Drivers Of Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kyrgyzstan, Including The Roles Of Kyrgyz Women In Supporting, Joining, Intervening In, And Preventing Violent Extremism In Kyrgyzstan

Analysis of the Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan, including the Roles of Kyrgyz Women in Supporting, Joining, Intervening in, and Preventing Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D., & Chinara Esengul, Ph.D. Candidate PDF here  Executive Summary…

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Ensuring A Long-term Win Against ISIS In Mosul: The Need For Rehabilitation & Reintegration Programs & Restoring Security And Justice

Ensuring a Long-term Win Against ISIS In Mosul: The Need for Rehabilitation & Reintegration Programs & Restoring Security and Justice

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Grace Wakim & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. Get the PDF Allah Akbar…

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Identifying Nefarious Telegram Users Without The Help Of Telegram Itself: Testing Solutions For Intelligence And Security Professionals In Fighting ISIS In The Encrypted Social Media Space

Identifying Nefarious Telegram Users without the Help of Telegram Itself: Testing Solutions for Intelligence and Security Professionals in Fighting ISIS in the Encrypted Social Media Space

Lorand Bodo, M.A. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Download PDF Introduction Telegram currently is, for a…

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“Radical Islamic Terrorists”: How Is President Trump Doing In His First 100 Days In Office?

"Radical Islamic Terrorists": How is President Trump doing in his first 100 days in Office?

PDF here by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D.  Director, ICSVE and Non-Resident Fellow of Trends & Ardian Shajkovci,…

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Confronting An ISIS Emir: ICSVE’s Breaking The ISIS Brand Counter-Narrative Videos

Confronting an ISIS Emir: ICSVE’s Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narrative Videos

by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. PDF here Most experts agree that the…

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ISIS Drones: Evolution, Leadership, Bases, Operations And Logistics

ISIS Drones: Evolution, Leadership, Bases, Operations and Logistics

Asaad Almohammad, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Download the PDF The use of drones by…

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The Operational Ranks And Roles Of Female ISIS Operatives: From Assassins And Morality Police To Spies And Suicide Bombers

The Operational Ranks and Roles of Female ISIS Operatives: From Assassins and Morality Police to Spies and Suicide Bombers

by Asaad H. Almohammad, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Download the PDF Before deploying sources to…

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Psychosocial Drivers, Prevention And Sequelae Of Engaging In Torture

Psychosocial Drivers, Prevention and Sequelae of Engaging in Torture

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. , Charles Figley, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. Download the PDF Abstract…

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Drivers Of Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kosovo: Women’s Roles In Supporting, Preventing & Fighting Violent Extremism

Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo: Women’s Roles in Supporting, Preventing & Fighting Violent Extremism

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D. Download the PDF Executive Summary Since the start…

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Abu Luqman – Father Of The ISIS Emni: Its Organizational Structure, Current Leadership And Clues To Its Inner Workings In Syria & Iraq

Abu Luqman - Father of the ISIS Emni: Its Organizational Structure, Current Leadership and Clues to its Inner Workings in Syria & Iraq

Asaad H. Almohammad, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Download the PDF If ISIS were the…

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Beating ISIS In The Digital Space: Focus Testing ISIS Defector Counter-Narrative Videos With American College Students

Beating ISIS in the Digital Space: Focus Testing ISIS Defector Counter-Narrative Videos with American College Students

By: Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D., Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. &   Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. as published in…

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The Jihad In Jordan: Drivers Of Radicalization Into Violent Extremism In Jordan

The Jihad in Jordan: Drivers of Radicalization into Violent Extremism in Jordan

The Jihad in Jordan: Drivers of Radicalization into Violent Extremism in Jordan By Anne Speckhard,…

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Following A Military Defeat Of ISIS In Syria And Iraq: What Happens Next After The Military Victory And The Return Of Foreign Fighters?

Following a Military Defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq: What Happens Next after the Military Victory and the Return of Foreign Fighters?

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D., & Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. Abstract In the struggle against ISIS…

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Seven Promises Of ISIS  To Its Female Recruits

Seven Promises of ISIS to its Female Recruits

Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg Abstract Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011 close to…

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The Roles Of Women In Supporting, Joining, Intervening In And Preventing Violent Extremism In Sandjak

The Roles of Women in Supporting, Joining, Intervening in and Preventing Violent Extremism in Sandjak

Analysis of the Drivers of Violent Extremism in the Sandjak region with a Focus on…

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Defeating ISIS On The Battle Ground As Well As In The Online Battle Space: Considerations Of The “New Normal” And Available Online Weapons In The Struggle Ahead

Defeating ISIS on the Battle Ground as well as in the Online Battle Space: Considerations of the “New Normal” and Available Online Weapons in the Struggle Ahead

Journal of Strategic Security  Volume 9 Number 4 Volume 9, No. 4, Special Issue Winter Article 2…

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The ISIS Emni: The Inner Workings And Origins Of ISIS’s Intelligence Apparatus

The ISIS Emni: The Inner Workings and Origins of ISIS’s Intelligence Apparatus

By Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. Thirty-eight ISIS defectors from Syria, Western…

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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM RECENT DEFECTORS FROM  ISLAMIC STATE:  WHY THEY JOINED, WHAT THEY SAW, WHY THEY QUIT

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM RECENT DEFECTORS FROM ISLAMIC STATE: WHY THEY JOINED, WHAT THEY SAW, WHY THEY QUIT

Abstract This Research Note reports on preliminary results of the Islamic State Interviews Project, based…

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THE HYPNOTIC POWER OF ISIS IMAGERY IN RECRUITING WESTERN YOUTH

THE HYPNOTIC POWER OF ISIS IMAGERY IN RECRUITING WESTERN YOUTH

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s a commonly accepted piece of wisdom—one that…

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