Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses

Panorama Insight Into Asian and European Affairs

We are pleased to present this special issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses which has been published in collaboration with The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

This special issue of our Panorama analyses recent developments concerning Daesh extremism and their implications on societies in Asia and Europe. The papers share and discuss current and possible future threats, identify the target groups vulnerable to extreme militant ideology and examine the various recruitment channels. The counter-measures and de-radicalization and rehabilitation efforts adopted by various governments have also been highlighted. Special attention was given to Daesh-linked activities in the respective countries, reactions by the local Muslim communities, and possible future developments as well as responses.

Editors - Professor Rohan Gunaratna, Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Megha Sarmah, Patrick Rueppel

Contents

Preface

1. The Islamc State's Eastward Expansion

Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.

2. Countering Daesh Extremism in South Asia

Ajai Sahni is Founding Member and Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management; Editor, South Asia Intelligence Review; Executive Director, South Asia Terrorism Portal; and Executive Editor, Faultlines: Writings on Conflict and Resolution.

3. Challenges and Prospect for Daesh Afghanistan and Its Relations with the Taliban

Hekmatullah Azamy is research analyst at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS), a Kabul-based independent and policy-oriented think tank.

4. Evolving Wave of Terrorism and Emergence of Daesh in Pakistan

Khuram Iqbal is Assistant Professor at the National Defense University of Pakistan.

5. Daesh Threat in Bangladesh: An Overview

Iftekharul Bashar is an Associate Research Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

6. Daesh and the Alchemy of Strategy: Southeast Asia Threat and Responses by the Region and ASEAN

Jolene Jerard is a Research Fellow and Manager (Capacity Building) at the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), a specialist Centre of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

7. Daesh in Europe and Southeast Asia: An Indonesian Perspective

Sholeh Badrus is Head of Department of International Relations, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia.

8. Countering the Threats of Daesh in Malaysia

Ahmad El-Muhamaddy is Lecturer of Political Science and Islamic Studies at the Department of Human Sciences, Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia.

9. The Influence of Daesh in the Philippines

Vanessa Panes serves as the Philippines Research Coordinator for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

10. Singapore’s Approach to Counter Terrorism and Extremism

Kam Li Yee Stefanie is an Associate Research Fellow with the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.

11.The EU and ASEAN Approaches in Fighting Terrorism : Collaboration or Cooperation ?

Céline C. Cocq is a PhD candidate at the Institute of European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

12. Coordinated Counter Terrorism Responses by the European Union

Guenther Sablattnig is Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.

13. Daesh - Linked Activities and Motivations in Belgium

Didier LEROY is a researcher for the Royal Military Academy (RMA) of Belgium and an assistant teacher at the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

14. Implications of the Global Jihad in France

Yves Trotignon is a senior analyst at a risk assessment company. He was a former diplomat and a former intelligence officer with the DSGE (French external intelligence agency).

15. Daesh Radicalization and Responses in Germany

Marwan Abou-Taam is a scholar of Islamic Studies and Political Science. He works at the Landeskriminalamt (LKA,State Criminal Investigation Department) Rhineland-Palatinate.

16. Prevention Strategies to Counter Daesh Extremism in the United Kingdom

Anthony Glees is Professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies.

17. Turkey’s Struggle Against the Foreign Terrorist Fighters of Daesh

Haldun Yalçinkaya is from TOBB Economics and Technology University,Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ankara, Turkey.

18. Australia’s Experience of Daesh-Linked and Directed Extremism

Jacinta Carroll is Head of Counter-Terrorism Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Publication series

Country Reports

published

Singapore, October 21, 2016