The VOX-Pol Publication Series In Print
June 1, 2023
The VOX-Pol Publication Series is available free to read online on our publications page, and we are pleased offer printed copies free of charge. Email with your address and the number of copies you’d like to receive. Reports available on request are: Online Jihadist Propaganda Dissemination Strategies (2024) Macdonald, S. and McCafferty, S. Online ...
REASSURE Report Available in Hard Copy
April 12, 2023
In March 2023, the latest report in the VOX-Pol Publication Series was published online. We are pleased to announce that the report, titled Online Extremism and Terrorism Researchers’ Security, Safety, and Resilience: Findings from the Field, is now available in hard copy. If you would like a printed copy, please email your request to ...
VOX-Pol Members Attend Major Counter-Terrorism Conference at Europol HQ
March 21, 2023
VOX-Pol Coordinator, Professor Stuart Macdonald, and VOX-Pol Members Dr Ashley Mattheis and Dr Joe Whittaker presented at the fourth Annual Conference of the European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC) Advisory Network on Terrorism and Propaganda, at the Europol Headquarters in The Hague. The conference was a closed-door event, designed to facilitate the transfer of academic knowledge and ...
New VOX-Pol Publication: Extremism and Terrorism Researchers’ Security, Safety, and Resilience
March 7, 2023
VOX-Pol is pleased to present the latest report in its publication series, titled Online Extremism and Terrorism Researchers’ Security, Safety, and Resilience: Findings from the Field and authored by Elizabeth Pearson, Joe Whittaker, Till Baaken, Sara Zeiger, Farangiz Atamuradova, and Maura Conway. The Researcher Security, Safety and Resilience project (REASSURE) launched in 2020 to document ...
Project Launched to Drive Awareness of New Terrorist Content Online Regulation Amongst Hosting Service Providers
March 2, 2023
Three VOX-Pol Member Institutions: Swansea University, Dublin City University, and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich will be part of a consortium to drive greater awareness of and compliance with the European Union’s new regulations to tackle terrorist content online. The new European Union rule, which came into effect last year, obliges hosting service providers offering ...
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Imagined Communities in its Proto-State
March 1, 2023
By Aaron Y. Zelin and Sarah Cahn In recent years, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has been attempting to develop its own polity. This process has not been linear and there has been a maturation process over time. Beyond governance though, an important part of nation-building is creating a similar narrative of people’s own history and ...
The Top Five Most-Read VOX-Pol Blog Posts of 2022
August 31, 2022
From September 2021 to July 2022, VOX-Pol published 44 Blog posts covering online extremism and terrorism. The Blog publishes weekly on Wednesdays and takes a break in August, when we share the most-read of the previous year. Click to see the most-read posts of the year from 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018. The top five most-read are: 5. Taliban Victory ...
Swansea University Leads VOX-Pol
June 29, 2022
At the Terrorism and Social Media 2022 conference, Dublin City University’s Professor Maura Conway announced in her keynote address that Professor Stuart Macdonald of Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law will take on the coordinating role in the VOX-Pol network. Stuart Macdonald, Professor of Law and Director of the University’s Cyber Threats Research Centre, will take over leadership from ...
First Monday Special Issue Published on Resilience to Online Polarisation and Extremism
May 11, 2022
On 2 May 2022, First Monday published a Special Issue exploring societal resilience to online polarisation and extremism, co-edited by Amy-Louise Watkin (VOX-Pol and USW), Vivian Gerrand (Deakin University), and Maura Conway (VOX-Pol and DCU). The seven articles in this special issue were selected from those delivered at a series of workshops undertaken by the ...
VOX-Pol Joins the RESOLVE Network
April 14, 2022
VOX-Pol is please to announce that it has become a member of the RESOLVE Network. The RESOLVE Network is a global consortium of researchers, research organizations, policymakers, and practitioners committed to empirically driven, locally defined research on the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. VOX-Pol joins as a world-leading centre for the ...