Muslim World Working Group

The Middle East Working Group is now under the direction of EUI researchers, and has been renamed as the Muslim World Working Group. After the creation of the specialised Middle East Directions Programme last summer, the working group on the same topic was shelved. However, continuing demand for a researcher-led forum in which to discuss […]

What is the driving force behind jihadist terrorism?

This week Professor Olivier Roy, Chair of the SPS Department at the EUI, gave a speech at the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) Autumn Conference explaining the motivations behind radical Islamism today.  Roy outlines the common patterns which define the process of Islamic radicalisation in western European societies. A core theme in his argument is that Islamic radicalisation must be understood as an individual phenomenon […]