About Perspectives on Terrorism

Perspectives on Terrorism (PT) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, and open-access academic journal. PT is a publication of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), in partnership with the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University, and the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews. 

Aims, Scope and Impact

Perspectives on Terrorism advances scholarship on a broad range of issues associated with the interdisciplinary study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Our journal seeks to provide a platform for scholars, whether established or early in their careers, from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, as well as practitioners engaged in research and analysis on countering terrorism. The journal contains research articles, research notes, and bibliographic resources, as well as special sections occasionally.

A Brief History of the Journal

Perspectives on Terrorism was founded in 2007 as a fully open-source scholarly journal for the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism by members of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), a consortium headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The three founding members of TRI are Prof. em. Alex Schmid, Prof. James Forest, and Robert Wesley, the president of TRI and CEO of KIVU Technologies. In 2023, ICCT became the new parent organisation of Perspectives on Terrorism, in partnership with Leiden University’s ISGA and St Andrews’ CSTPV.

Editorial Team

James Forest
Prof James Forest
PT Editor-in-Chief, UMass Lowell Professor, ICCT Distinguished Fellow
Joana Cook
Dr Joana Cook
PT Co-Editor, ICCT Publications Editor-in-Chief, ISGA Assistant Professor
Alex Schmid
Prof em Alex Schmid
PT Co-Editor, ICCT Distinguished Fellow
Tim Wilson
Prof Tim Wilson
PT Co-Editor, CSTPV Director
Anna-Maria Andreeva
Anna-Maria Andreeva
PT Managing Editor, ICCT Publications Managing Editor, ICCT Junior Research Fellow
Thomas Renard
Dr Thomas Renard
PT Steering Board Chair, ICCT Director
Joachim Koops
Prof Joachim Koops
PT Steering Board Member, ISGA Professor
Graig Klein
Dr Graig Klein
PT Co-Editor, ISGA Assistant Professor

Associate Editors

Joshua Sinai
Joshua Sinai
Capitol Technology University Professor of Practice
Sarah Carthy
Sarah Louise Carthy
Leiden University Assistant Professor
patrick finnegan
Patrick Finnegan
University of Lincoln Senior Lecturer
Prof Mark Littler
Greenwich University Professor
Dr Diego Muro
University of St Andrews Senior Lecturer
Tricia Bacon
Dr Tricia Bacon
American University Associate Professor
Ashley Mattheis
Dr Ashley Mattheis
Dublin City University, Postdoctoral Researcher
Barbara Molas
Dr Bàrbara Molas
ICCT Research Fellow
John Morrison
Dr John Morrison
Maynooth University Assistant Professor
Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn
Dr Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn
Leiden University Assistant Professor
Rashmi Singh
Dr Rashmi Singh
PUC Minas Associate Professor
Judith Tinnes
Dr Judith Tinnes
Terrorism Reseach Initiative (TRI) Associate Editor
Craig Whiteside
Dr Craig Whiteside
US Naval War College Associate Professor
Aaron Zelin
Dr Aaron Zelin
Washington Institute for Near East Policies Richard Borow Fellow
Richard McNeil-Willson
Dr Richard McNeil-Willson
Leiden Univeristy Postdoctoral Researcher

Editorial Board

Tahir Abbas
Prof Tahir Abbas
Leiden University Professor
Martha Crenshaw
Prof Em Martha Crenshaw
Stanford University Senior Fellow Emerita, Wesleyan University Professor Emerita
Brian Nussbaum
Dr Brian Nussbaum
University of Albany Associate Professor
Ronit Berger
Dr Ronit Berger Hobson
Queen's University, Belfast Politics and International Relations Lecturer
Laura Dugan
Dr Laura Dugan
The Ohio State University Professor
Christophe Paulussen
Dr Christophe Paulussen
T.M.C. Asser Instituut Senior Researcher
James O. Ellis III
Mr James O. Ellis III
University of British Columbia Hearing Officer
Elizabeth Pearson
Dr Elizabeth Pearson
Royal Holloway, University of London Lecturer
Ofer Fridman
Dr Ofer Fridman
King's College London Senior Lecturer
Brian Phillips
Dr Brian Phillips
University of Essex Professor
Paul Gill
Prof Paul Gill
University College London Professor
Kumar Ramakrishna
Prof Kumar Ramakrishna
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Dean
Beatrice de Graaf
Prof Dr Beatrice de Graaf
Utrecht Universiy Distinguished Professor
Jacob Aasland Ravndal
Dr Jacob Aasland Ravndal
The Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) Research Fellow at the University of Oslo
Thomas Hegghammer
Prof Thomas Hegghammer
Oxford University Senior Research Fellow
Ben Saul
Prof Ben Saul
University of Sydney International Law Challis Chair
Max Abrahms
Prof Max Abrahms
Northeastern University Professor
Aaron Hoffman
Dr Aaron Hoffman
Simon Fraser University Associate Professor
Neil Shortland
Dr Neil Shortland
University of Massachusetts Lowell Assistant Professor
Mary Beth Altier
Dr Mary Beth Altier
New York University Associate Professor
John Horgan
Prof John Horgan
Georgia State University Distinguished Professor
Andrew Silke
Prof Andrew Silke
Cranfield University Professor
Joost Augusteijn
Dr Joost Augusteijn
Leiden University Senior Lecturer
Annette Idler
Dr Annette Idler
Oxford University Senior Research Fellow
Jessica Stern
Prof Jessica Stern
Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies Research Professor
Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen
Dr Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen
Technical University of Mombasa Lecturer
Amira Jadoon
Dr Amira Jadoon
Clemson University Assistant Professor
Yannick Veilleux-Lepage
Dr Yannick Veilleux-Lepage
The Royal Military College of Canada Assistant Professor
Anneli Botha
Dr Anneli Botha
Independent Researcher and Consultant
Daniel Koehler
Dr Daniel Koehler
German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies Director
Clive Walker
Prof em Clive Walker
University of Leeds Professor Emeritus
Noemie Bouhana
Prof Noémie Bouhana
University College London Professor
 Leena Malkki
Dr Leena Malkki
University of Helsinki Centre for European Studies Director
Ahmet Yayla
Dr Ahmet Yalya
DeSales University Associate Professor
Michael Boyle
Dr Michael Boyle
Rutgers University Associate Professor
Bradley McAllister
Prof Bradley McAllister
National War College Professor
Jorge Lasmar
Prof Jorge Lasmar
Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas) Professor
Colin Clarke
Dr Colin Clarke
The Soufan Center Senior Research Fellow
Assaf Moghadam
Prof Assaf Moghadam
Reichman University Professor
Image of the Media
Dr Ryan Scrivens
Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Assistant Professor
Gordon Clubb
Dr Gordon Clubb
University of Leeds Associate Professor
Sam Mullins
Dr Sam Mullins
Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Professor
Dr David Yuzva Clement
Dr David Yuzva Clement
Carleton University Adjunct Research Professor


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The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is a think-and-do tank based in The Hague, Netherlands. We provide research, policy advice, training and other solutions to support better counter-terrorism policies and practices worldwide. 

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Leiden University's Institue of Security and Global Affairs

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute specialising in security issues, embedded in the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University.  

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The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) is a research centre at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and is Europe's oldest terrorism research facility.