Public Lecture - Professor Christopher Andrew

5pm Thursday 13 March 2014
Arts Lecture Theatre

MI5 from the Kaiser to Al Qaeda: A Long Term Perspective

Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Professor Andrew’s best known recent work is:
C. Andrew, The Defence of the Realm: the Authorized History of MI5 (Allen Lane/Penguin, 2009)

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Richard English Lecture about Modern War

CSTPV Director Professor Richard English will give a Lecture at the 'Words by the Water' Literature Festival in Keswick on 7 March, on the subject of his recent book Modern War: A very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013). The book addresses issues surrounding the definition, causation, experience, and legacies of modern war.

CSTPV's Dr Roddy Brett to Speak at Oxford Conference on Political Violence and Genocide in Latin America


On Friday 21st February 2014 CSTPV’s Dr Roddy Brett is to present a paper on his ongoing research into political violence and genocide in Latin America. The conference entitled 'The Rios Montt Trial and the Post-Conflict Legacy of Genocide in Guatemala’, will take place at the Latin America Centre at the University of Oxford, as part of the Centre’s seminar series. Dr. Brett was a member of the original team that prepared the evidence against Rios Montt, who was convicted by a domestic court to serve eighty years for genocide and crimes against humanity in May 2013.

For more information please visit the Latin American Centre website.

CSTPV MLitt Student Awarded Saltire Scholarship

The Handa CSTPV would like to congratulate Theodore Kouts on being awarded a Saltire Scholarship. Theodore is currently studying on the MLitt in Terrorism Studies.


In Theodore’s own words

The Saltire Scholarship offers the international community the opportunity to experience and partake in Scotland’s system of higher education. The award has been of great financial assistance in my pursuit to study at Europe’s oldest and pre-eminent institution pertaining to Terrorism Studies, The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews. Through the generosity of both the Scottish Government and the University of St. Andrews, I have been able to continue studying a topic I am truly passionate about under the tutelage of a highly accomplished and esteemed faculty.

JTR - Special Edition - Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Handa CSTPV is delighted to announce the publication of the Journal of Terrorism Studies, Volume 5, Issue 1. This is a special edition on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa. This issue was edited by Dr Joel Busher, University of Huddersfield.


Introduction: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Joel Busher


Sub Saharan African Terrorist Groups’ use of the Internet
by Stewart Bertram and Keith Ellison

Terrorism without Borders: Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and the global jihad network
by Daniel E. Agbiboa

Tracing Al Shabaab’s Decision to Cooperate with Al Qaeda in Somalia (2008)
by Adlini Ilma Ghaisany Sjah

Women, Gender and the evolving tactics of Boko Haram  
by Jacob Zenn and Elizabeth Pearson

‘Soldiers of God or Allah’: Religious Politicization and the Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria
by Benjamin Maiangwa

The Politics of Amnesty in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of the Boko Haram and Niger Delta Insurgencies
by Michael Nwankpa

Opinion Pieces

Who Is to Teach “These Guys” to “Shoot Less?”
by Kacper Rekawek

Assessing Boko Haram: A Conversation 81
by Mark Amaliya and Michael Nwankpa

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CSTPV's Dr Doug Weeks to speak at the Counter-Terrorism Expo 2014

CSTPV’s Dr Doug Weeks is to be a participant at the Counter-Terrorism Expo 2014. The event will be held at Olympia, London between the 29-30 April 2014. Other speakers include David Anderson (Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation), Cressida Dick (Assistant Commissioner, MPS) and Ghaffar Hussain (Head of Research, Quillam).

Please visit the Expo website for further information.