European Terrorism: Combating Jihadist Terror - Series 2 - Episode 14

Anthony Richards, Petter Nesser (Performer)

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This week on Combating Jihadist Terror, Dr Anthony Richards talks to Petter Nesser about jihadi exploitation of refugee streams, and the involvement of refugees in European terrorism. They also touch on Nesser’s categorisation of terrorists as ‘entrepreneurs’, ‘misfits’ and ‘drifters’. Finally, Dr Nesser gives his suggestions for the effective targeting of terrorist networks and advocates for a balance between security and surveillance. Petter Nesser is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment’s (FFI) Terrorism Research Group, and the author of Islamist Terrorism In Europe, an acclaimed and comprehensive account of the rise of Jihadist militancy in Europe from the 1990s onwards.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • refugee streams
  • terrorist networks
  • security
  • surveillance

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