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Tore Hamming


Tore Hamming holds a Ph.D. in political and social sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. He is a non-resident fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King’s College and a former fellow at the Middle East Institute, CERI-Sciences Po, and the Danish Institute for International Studies.

In his research, Hamming specializes in Sunni Jihadism and particularly the internal dynamics between and within Sunni Jihadi groups. His Ph.D. dissertation builds on primary material and interviews with Jihadi ideologues and deals with the split in early 2014 between al-Qaida and the Islamic State and the ensuing conflict and competition between the two groups, not just affecting the two groups in question but the Sunni Jihadi movement more broadly. Hamming has conducted field work in Jordan, Iraq, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia among other places.

Hamming’s academic research has been published in Perspectives on Terrorism and Terrorism and Political Violence, while his analysis has appeared in international media including Le Monde, Al Jazeera, World Policy Review, War on the Rocks and the Guardian. Hamming is also a regular contributor to the blog Jihadica.

He now runs the consultancy Refslund Analytics. 

Key ICCT Publications:

Hamming, T. Al-Hazimiyya: the ideological conflict destroying the Islamic State from within. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 4 May 2021