Counter Terrorist Narratives: Combating Jihadist Terror - Series 2 - Episode 13

Anthony Richards, Kurt Braddock (Performer)

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This episode of Combating Jihadist Terror, hosted by Dr Anthony Richards, features a conversation with Kurt Braddock, Assistant Professor at the School of Communication at American University, Washington, DC and author of Weaponised Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The discussion focusses on attempts to counter jihadi narratives within both violent and non-violent extremism, with insights into how counter-narratives sometimes reinforce the narratives they are specifically attempting to counter and an assessment of the progress made in the effectiveness of such counter-narratives. Professor Braddock finishes by outlining his current research agenda on countering right-wing narratives, with particular focus paid to the narratives leading to the events in Washington, DC on 6th of January 2021.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • violent extremism
  • non-violent extremism
  • communication
  • terrorist narratives
  • counter-narratives
  • persuasion

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