POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM
The program will develop a body of theories spanning its various disparate elements, and to study the impact of political violence and responses to it, develop trainings to better equip the public and private sectors in engaging terrorist threats. The research will concentrate in countering the threats of political violence and terrorism in addressing counter narratives on radicalization and prevention of violent extremism.
TERRORIST ONLINE FINANCING AND CYBER TERRORISM
The program will undertake and research terrorist financing through various platforms and will provide informative resources on the modus operandi of current terrorist financing, cyber-terrorism and online platforms of terrorist threats, recruitment processes and radicalization. The program will also assist social media information security experts on premeditated attacks and narratives to identify, address and counter social media platforms from being manipulated and utilised by terrorist and extremist groups.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT & MAN-MADE DISASTERS
The program will consist of research addressing man-made disasters posed by non-state actors which includes NATEC and CBRNe disasters. Training programs developed by the NCTN will provide governments and organizations involved in crisis management on disaster preparedness which differs totally from natural disaster preparedness. The NCTN will provide state of art situational awareness in addressing preparedness on counter-measures and resilience.
The program will look into terrorism linked to trans-national crimes, political parties, political activist groups as well as non-governmental organizations where terrorism has infiltrated these organizations using platforms already in existence to commit, propagate and incite terroristic threats and attacks.
The Program will cover focus area in trans-national crimes including refugees inclined radicalization and violent extremism, internal and cross-border conflicts linked to terrorism and challenges affecting Europe in relations to terrorism from the Caucasus, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The program carries out research and provides trainings for organizations in understanding the complex nature of the nexus of terrorism, crimes and conflicts.