Terrorism and Anti-TerrorismSemester Course

Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
International Relations, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Terrorism and counterterrorism have been on everybody’s mind since 9/11. However, terrorism didn’t just appear out of the blue on that horrifying September day. This course is a study of terrorism – its causes, aims, and forms – and of counterterrorism measures introduced by the international community and individual states. The course examines the implications of terrorism for international politics in the 21st century.

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Hans Brun

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD student at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. His research is focused upon various aspects of counter-terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, and intelligence based police. At the moment he is finishing his PhD thesis on the use of hard power policies in Northern Ireland during the troubles. Some of his latest publications are “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English Defense League and Europe´s Counter-Jihad Network” (with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, 2013) and “Terrorism Learning and Innovation: Lessons from PIRA in Northern Ireland” (with Magnus Ranstorp, 2013). He gives lectures on a regular basis in Sweden, Europe, and the United States for academics as well as professionals. With DIS since 2016.