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14th December 2023
On 14 December 2023, XCEPT partner Chatham House will hold a webinar focusing on the increasingly complex web of national, military, and militant inte...


17th October 2023
Visiting Lebanon today, it is difficult to escape the feeling that a collective sense of hopelessness has settled across the country, haunting and tor...


13th October 2023
By understanding the impact of conflict and violence in northeast Syria, informal education programmes can strengthen adolescent resilience to radical...

Research report

5th October 2023
Labelling Iraqi children as ISIS-affiliated has far-reaching consequences for their future, whether living inside or outside Iraq.


1st September 2023
How does the global push for aid localisation apply to the research sector? In this podcast, The Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle ...

Briefing paper

31st August 2023
This policy paper assesses the impact of imprisonment and Lebanon’s criminal justice system on radicalisation and violent extremism.

Briefing paper

28th July 2023
This briefing note explores humanitarian responses to conflict-related trauma amongst men and boys, and finds that addressing male trauma supports ind...


28th June 2023
Dr Inna Rudolf is a Research Fellow on the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at King’s College London. Here...


28th June 2023
Dr Inna Rudolf is a Senior Research Fellow on the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at King’s College Londo...


15th June 2023
Dr Rajan Basra is a post-doctoral researcher on the  XCEPT research programme at King’s College London. Here, he tells us about his research on radica...


31st May 2023
In this podcast episode, Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf are joined by Syrian lawyer and founder of the Council, Dr Naseef Naeem; journalist and Mi...

Briefing paper

31st May 2023
This paper examines Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the money-making schemes of some of its commanders.


10th May 2023
This article explores how martyrdom memorialisation is used by all parties in Lebanon to shape narratives of the past and mobilise support in the pres...


28th April 2023
Border crossings figure prominently in Iran’s strategy to ensure its control over Iraq. But despite the Iraqi population’s desire to distance itself f...


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