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Prestigious award for St Andrews Terrorism Centre

Prize at inaugural Counter Terror Awards.

8 March 2018Awards

Professor Reicher on Turkey

This week Steve Reicher, Professor of Social Psychology, was in Istanbul as an observer under the auspices of the International Society for Political Psychology at the trial of an academic colleague accused of terrorist propaganda by the Turkish Government. This is his personal first-hand account.

1 February 2018Public interest stories

Barcelona Van Attack

Whether by direct command or mere toxic exhortation, the fading of the Islamic State continues to spew terror attacks across Europe. Vehicle attacks have become all the rage over the past 13 months or so: there have been eight so far in 2017. This time ISIS’s self-styled chariot of retributions struck Barcelona; a speeding van […]

18 August 2017Public interest stories

Manchester terror attack

Phillips O’Brien, Professor of Strategic Studies in the School of International Relations comments

23 May 2017Public interest stories

Seizing the political agenda

Dr Tim Wilson, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, on the latest terrorist attack in Paris. Restaurants and theatres conspicuously deserted: ‘unspeakable panic’ on the streets; rumour rampant; and the city’s mayor pleading with foreign tourists not to leave. It all looks familiar enough. But actually this is […]

21 April 2017Public interest stories

Understanding the appeal of ISIS

A new analysis of how ordinary people become terrorists.

30 March 2016Research

Principal recognised for services to education

Queen’s University Belfast awards honorary degree to Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson

2 July 2015Awards

Social media spreads terrorist tune

Syrian Islamist songs shared on YouTube hold the key to understanding the mentality of terrorists

1 July 2015University news

University’s tribute to renowned expert

Third memorial lecture to be held in memory of Professor Paul Wilkinson

16 April 2015Research

Reintegrating extremists into society

St Andrews’ expert calls for more meaningful efforts to reintegrate former terrorists

30 January 2015Public interest stories