By Mehwish Rani Foreign fighters became a subject of the global security debate when many young Europeans, male and female, started travelling to Syria to take part in the conflict there in 2014 and 2015. In Pakistan, the foreign fighter phenomenon has a longer history, having emerged in the 1980s during the Soviet-Afghan War. From…
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How Do Those Vulnerable to Terror Recruitment Respond to YouTube Counter-Narrative Videos?
By Anne Speckhard, Maha Ghazi and Molly Ellenberg YouTube, first online in 2005, was one of the earliest social media platforms used by terrorist organizations...Read
Only Playing: Extreme-Right Gamification
By Ben Lee Video games and right-wing extremism (RWE) seem inseparable. Multiple links have been documented between extreme-right violence and video-game cultures. These include...Read
What role does the Internet play in radicalisation and offending for convicted extremists?
By Jonathan Kenyon As society has embraced the Internet, opportunities for those wanting to use the online space for terrorist purposes have also grown,...Read
Seven Years of the VOX-Pol Blog: A Retrospective
By Isis Garrigos The VOX-Pol Blog was launched in October 2014 and has since become one of the most visited and shared features of...Read
The VOX-Pol Blog Turns Seven
The VOX-Pol Blog was launched in October 2014 and turned seven years old this month. To celebrate this, VOX-Pol has been tweeting the all-time...Read
Is It Just a Game? Exploring the Intersection Between (Violent) Extremism and Online Video-Gaming
By Suraj Lakhani There has been, especially of late, increasing concern over the misuse of video-games and associated (adjacent) platforms (e.g. Steam, Discord, Twitch,...Read