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

Associate Editors

Tricia Bacon
Dr Tricia Bacon
American University Associate Professor
Ashley Mattheis
Dr Ashley Mattheis
CYTREC, Swansea 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

Editorial Board

Tahir Abbas
Prof Tahir Abbas
Leiden University Professor
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


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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.