Counter-terrorism
Research Theme 'Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism'

Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

The research group on terrorism and counter-terrorism deals with terrorism-related and other politically motivated violence. It aims to contribute to the societal and academic debate on these phenomena. The research group aims to combine  policy-oriented research that contributes to evidence-based policies and a more nuanced debate on terrorism, with ‘fundamental’ research that looks into the causes of terrorism and draws historical comparisons. 

This research group would like to further develop the following approaches:

  • Primary sources-based empirical research on actors in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism;
  • An interdisciplinary approach, borrowing insights, theories and methodological approaches from research in related fields.

Connection with Research Projects at Leiden University, Erasmus University and TU Delft