How has the Islamic State’s messaging changed since its state has been destroyed? Adam Hoffman analyzes recent trends : https://dayan.org/content/physical-caliphate-ruins-propaganda-calling-jihadists-patience-and-steadfastness
Bloomberg explains that Big technology companies have added the digital signatures of 40,000 terrorist videos and images to a shared database as they seek to keep extremist content off their platforms : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/tech-companies-identify-remove-40-000-terrorist-videos-images
On december 5, 2017, Trivalent project participate in Brussels to the European Commission’s 9th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Socieities Workshop on Radicalisation.
This workshop aims:
- To identify synergies and increase connections between H2020 and ISF-P-funded projects on radicalisation and related issues
- To identify structural and research gaps that each project aims to overcome;
- To identify good dissemination and communication practices and determine how each project intend to reach its target audiences;
- Discuss the possibilities in sustaining and continuing the work after the end of the projects.
The european projects represented were CONTRA, DANTE, FIRST LINE, LIAISE 2, MINDb4ACT, Pericles, PRACTICIES, RED-Alert, SAFFRON, STRESAVIORA II, TENSOR, TRIVALENT, and VOX-Pol.
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Brian Fishman, Head of Counterterrorism Policy, try to answer this Hard Question on Facebook Newsroom : https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/11/hard-questions-are-we-winning-the-war-on-terrorism-online/
The Chicago Project on Security and Threats, which analyzed some 1,400 videos released by IS between 2013 and 2016 made some interesting conclusions. Read them in this article publshed in The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/die-hard-for-jihadists-is-recruits-with-heroic-tales/
Rome- November 24th
A dissemination workshop was organized by the TRIVALENT team with the aim of presenting the objectives of the project and discussing the new scenarios of radicalization. The meeting has been the occasion for several experts from different backgrounds to meet and discuss about how address and successfully contrast the radicalisation challenges.
Please find the program here
Some pictures of the event:
An executive board meeting took place on 23 November 2017 in the Department of Political Science of Roma Tre University.
You can see the agenda of this meeting that involves also all the WP leaders.
An interesting analysis of ISIS’s present strategy:
ISIS’s famed propaganda machine will never be the same. In the inaugural issue of the MDC’s (Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies) new weekly, “Jihadiscope,” Gilad Shiloach explains why.
An accurate analysis of the subject by Dario Cristiani in the Terrorism Monitor (Volume 15 Issue 20), a Jamestown Foundation publication https://jamestown.org/program/long-will-italy-weather-europes-rising-terror-threat/