Victims of Terrorism and Political Violence: Identity, Needs, and Service Delivery in Northern Ireland and Great Britain

Orla Lynch and Javier Argomaniz article on the needs of victims of political violence in the UK is available in the latest volume of Terrorism and Political Violence. The article conceptualises the existing perceptions amongst victims in Northern Ireland and Great Britain regarding their needs, scrutinises the delivery of services and examines the origins of the different approaches. There are 50 free online copies of the article available through this link.

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage - How and why vehicle ramming became the attack of choice for terrorists

CSTPV Ph.D Candidate Yannick Veilleux-Lepage has had his article on vehicle ramming published in The Conversation.

The Conversation, 29 March 2017


The recent car-and-knife attack in London was just the latest in a string of high-profile incidents where assailants have used vehicles as deadly weapons. This type of attack has over the past few years become a feature of violent terrorism in the West and elsewhere – so where did it come from, and how did it become such a common method?

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Tim Wilson - Paris Attack, 20 April 2017

Like the equally tragic death of PC Keith Palmer at Westminster on 22 March, the fatal shooting of a police officer on the Champs Elysees last night is an atrocity that changes everything for friends and family directly affected– but which also leaves national security capacity entirely unaffected. After all, this victim was one (extremely unlucky) officer amongst 50,000 on the streets of Paris. And by the standards of the 13 November 2015 roving carnage in which 130 members of the public died, this pin-prick attack by an ISIS-wannabe is rather unimpressive in its ambition.

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Handa Studentships and Bursaries 2017

Applications must be received for the Dr Haruhisa Handa PhD Studentship and MLitt Bursary for session 2017/18 by 24 April 2017.

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Javier Argomaniz - Good Morning Scotland (08/04/17)

Javier Argomaniz has been interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland about ETAs announcement to unilaterally disarm on Saturday 8 April. Javier described during the interview the significance of the decision and its implications for Basque domestic politics.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kylnx

(Start: 1.46.28; End: 1.54.40 (Available for 30 days))