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 […]