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ICCT Lecture 11 December - After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora


The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) invites you to attend a lecture by Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke. He will speak on the theme of his forthcoming book: “After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora”. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks.

After the Caliphate: The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora

Location: The Humanity Hub Tuesday 11 December 16:30 – 18:00 Fluwelen Burgwal 58, The Hague

After years of sustained military, economic and political pressure, the so-called Islamic State (IS) has now lost some ninety-eight percent of its former territories in Iraq and Syria. Colin P. Clarke will elaborate on the second- and third-order effects of this territorial demise. In the long term, military gains against IS are a necessary step in its ultimate defeat. But in the shorter term, its dissolution will create uncertainty, rising threats, opportunities for extremists, and new challenges for military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities alike.

About Colin P. Clarke

Colin P. Clarke is an Associate Fellow at ICCT, a Senior Research Fellow at the Soufan Center and a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where his research focuses on terrorism, insurgency and criminal networks. He has directed studies on IS financing, the future of terrorism and transnational crime, and lessons learned from all insurgencies between the end of WWII and 2009.

Clarke has testified as an expert witness on terrorism before the United States Congress, including both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. He appears frequently in the media and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has published his research in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Politico, Lawfare, and numerous scholarly journals, including Small Wars & Insurgencies, Historical Methods, and Military Operations Research.


16:30 – Welcome

16:40 – Lecture by Dr. Colin P. Clarke

17:30 – Q&A session

18:00 – Drinks


registration is closed.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.