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Overblown, Underappreciated or Just About Right?

The most well-known ISIS terrorist atrocities in Europe, including the 2015 Paris and 2016 Brussels attacks, saw individuals who in the past had been involved in organized crime and illegal trade graduate into the ranks of the world’s most successful terrorist organisation. It is now widely assumed that Europe’s terrorists are no longer radicals first and foremost but criminals who turned to political violence at some stage throughout their ordinary crime careers. Thus, a threat emanating from the “crime-terror nexus” hangs over Europe. But does it? GLOBSEC and its European collaborators spent two years investigating the issue and have some answers on the issue.

JOHN MORRISON, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London, London
GIOVANNI GIACALONE, ITSTIME, Milan
WIM HARDYNS, Professor, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy, Ghent University, Ghent
THOM SNAPHAAN, Academic Assistant and PhD Researcher, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy, Ghent University, Ghent OLIVIER DE FRANCE, Research Director, The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), Paris
Led by: KACPER REKAWEK, Head of National Security Programme, GLOBSEC, Bratislava