BREXIT: International Relations Implications

Chaired by Professor Anthony Lang

Contributors: Dr Faye Donnelly, Dr Mateja Peter, Professor William Walker, Dr Bernhard Blumenau, and Dr Jeffrey Murer

5pm Arts Lecture Theatre Monday, September 19, 2016

JTR, Volume 7, Issue 3 Published

Journal of Terrorism Research, Volume 7, Issue 3 is now available from the JTR Website


The Representation of Youth in the Islamic State’s Propaganda Magazine Dabiq
by Agathe Christien

Examination of Blog Discussion about the Beheading of Two American Journalists by ISIS
by Chang Sup Park and David Magolis

Terrorism or Clamor for Resource Control: An Analysis of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Militants
by John Oghenero Tobor

Field Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives
by Alejandro Beutel, Stevan M Weine, Aliya Saeed, Aida Spahic Mihajlovic, Andrew Stone, John Oakley Beahrs, Stephen B Shanfield

Book Review
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger. ISIS, The State of Terror. London: Harper Collins, 2015. 416 pages. $27.99 Hardcover
reviewed by Houssem Ben Lazreg

Tim Wilson’s The Strange Death of Loyalist Monaghan, 1919-1921

As is well known, the Irish border has been a magnet for Irish Republican violence repeatedly in both the 20th and early 21st centuries. What is now almost entirely forgotten is that there was once briefly an armed struggle by Loyalists to push the border in the other direction – to create an enlarged Northern Ireland that would enfold areas of north Monaghan. Yet in the spring of 1921 these Loyalist efforts came to an abrupt halt. In an important recent contribution from a prestigious collection of essays reviewed in the Irish Times, Dr Tim Wilson asks why. His conclusions are uncomfortable ones: that Republican armed struggle here decisively outbid its Loyalist rival. Wilson, in short, offers a disturbing case study of terror that clearly ‘worked’ in restructuring community relations in a key borderland area, even if it could not dismantle the border itself.


Book Review (Irish Times)

Book Launch: Richard English with Does Terrorism Work? in St Andrews


Wednesday 28th September
The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
Doors open: 7.30pm
Start time: 8pm

University staff and students are entitled to a discount £4 ticket, which they can redeem against the book on the night. To book these, just click here.

Does Terrorism Work? is the groundbreaking new publication from political historian and former University of St Andrews professor Richard English. At a time of unfortunate relevance, English poses a question largely subdued by both sensationalist headlines and terrorism academia alike – simply, does terrorism actually work? Looking through the lens of organisations such as al­Qaida, the Provisional IRA and Hamas, English argues that we need a much more honest understanding of the degree to which terrorism works, as well as a more nuanced insight into the precise ways it does so.

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