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.
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.
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.
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.