Lessons from History for Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications

Haroro Ingram, Alastair Reed

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    Abstract

    There has been a tendency in the counter-terrorism academic and strategic-policy fields to impulsively assume that the challenges presented by 21st century extremist propaganda are unique and that history provides little more than an interesting footnote to the present. Such a perspective, in being both conceptually and thematically short-sighted, risks ignoring important lessons that can be drawn from a broader historical perspective. The Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications (CTSC) Project’s A Brief History of Propaganda during Conflict1 placed the current challenge of understanding and confronting extremist propaganda into an historical context and identified a number of pertinent policy-relevant lessons for developing effective counter-terrorism strategic communications campaigns.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    JournalICCT Policy Brief
    VolumeJune 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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