Research Division Report: “We will conquer your Rome”: Italy and the threat of jihadi terrorism
- Research Report 05/2015: " We will conquer your Rome ": Italy and the threat of jihadi terrorism , by Andreas Jacobs and Lorenzo Salvati.
Recent developments in Italy have put a new perspective on the widespread perception of Italy being less exposed to the jihadi threat than other major European states. Like its neighbours, Italy has now also become a target for international and home-grown jihadi terrorist activities. This paper, jointly authored by one of our in-house experts and a bright young research intern we hosted last summer, analyses the history and current state of the jihadist threat in Italy, evaluates how the country features in international jihadi narratives, and describes the counter-measures taken by Italian authorities.
We hope you find this paper of value to your work.
Jeffrey A. Larsen, PhD, Division Head Research