Workshop - Challenges and Perspectives in Modelling the Spatial Dynamics of Conflict and Terrorism



'Terrorism is also a social activity' -

CSTPV’s Dr Rashmi Singh was interviewed as part of an article on on the terror attacks in Paris and Daesh's strategy and future.

In a separate interview Rashmi was also interviewed by Radio Farda (Persian language).

Why we care more about Paris - Boston Globe

CSTPV’s Dr Javier Argomaniz was interviewed for this article in the Boston Globe (18/11/15)

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Paris - Richard English

The appalling events in Paris on 13 November force us, once again, to think carefully about the paradoxically intimate relationship between terrorism and counter-terrorism. The immediate response we should all feel is one of horror at the callous violence, and empathy regarding the victims. Beyond this, however, serious analysis is required if we genuinely want to minimize the recurrence of such atrocities in the future.

Read the full blog posting on the British Academy website.

‘13/11’: Terror in Paris. Context and Implications - Bernhard Blumenau

CSTPV’s Dr Bernhard Blumenau writing on the terrorist attacks in Paris (13/11/15)

Papiers d'actualité / Current Affairs in Perspective
Fondation Pierre du Bois
No 8, November 2015

On the night of 13 November 2015, Paris was hit by a wave of events that stand out in Europe’s history of encounters with terrorism. Starting with three suicide bombers during a friendly game between the German and French national football teams, a series of other assaults occurred throughout the city: People were shot indiscriminately at bars, restaurants, and a concert.

At the time of this writing, the number of fatalities had reached 129 with more than 200 other people severely wounded, meaning that casualty figures could rise even further. Second only to the Madrid bombings of 2004, this is one of the worst non-hijacking-related terrorist attacks in recent European history and happened less than one year after the assaults on the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015. At the moment, everything seems to indicate that this was but the latest attack of the Islamic State (IS) against Western countries that play an important role in the fight against the IS in the Middle East. It came only days after the French government had announced that it would deploy the aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in the eastern Mediterranean to contribute to the international air strikes that are already taking place against the IS. How does this recent attack fit into the context of not only French but European terrorism? What are the underlying causes and finally, what are its implications?

Read the full article

IS attacks and not playing their game - Gilbert Ramsay

For the terrorists, best would be to be left alone to consolidate. Next best would be an epic all-out confrontation with western infidel ground forces. We should not give them what they want.


Jihadist Cell in Europe Arrested: “Huge Success, but only the tip of the iceberg"

Dr Rashmi Singh’s interview with Radio Sputnik World Service (Moscow Bureau) on 13 November 2015.

How Hard Is It to Prevent Terrorism in the Air? - Discovery News

CSTPV’s Dr Peter Lehr comments on the downing of a Russian charter plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that killed 224 people on 31 October 2015.

Planning for “100 Holocausts”: U.S. and Soviet thinking about nuclear war, 1960–1972

CSTPV Lecture
5pm Thursday 12 November 2015

School III, St Salvator’s Quad


Professor David Holloway (Stanford University)
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies and Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History

All Welcome