About

This blog is a repository for my writings. I am a think tank researcher working between Asia, where I am a Visiting Senior Fellow in the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore, and Europe, where I am a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) in London. In addition, I am an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, RUSI Journal, as well as a founder of Young China Watchers (YCW), and am honoured to serve on the International Advisory Board of Hedayah and on the Advisory Board of the International Counter-Terrorism Young Network (ICTYN).

I have also been an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, London, and have worked previously at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) in Shanghai, as well as briefly held a position at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

My work focuses on counter-terrorism and radicalization issues, and on China’s relations with its western neighbours. I am open to projects from media, academe, or the public or private sector. Please feel free to get in touch through the contact page to discuss any of these further.

A more complete bio for me can be found at:

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

or

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

With regards my work looking at China in Eurasia, I also co-edit this blog (though it appears at the moment to be suffering from some hijacking problems which I am seeking to resolve): http://www.chinaincentralasia.com

Comments
  1. Googling one’s own name brings up all kinds of strange websites.

  2. David Page says:

    Raf,

    Off work and looking for your Praline article, so my comments composed in November can finally reach you and found this repository. So read a few more. Till another time.

    David

  3. […] Raffaello Pantucci’s blog is without a doubt one of the best blogs that cover radicalisation, terrorism and jihadi activity (etc.) in Europe that this author has thus far found. Doubling as a repository of Pantucci’s writings, the blog, however, somewhat suffers from linking articles inaccessible without subscriptions. Quite impressive, nonetheless. […]

  4. Mark Lowe says:

    Very impressive Raffaello, keep the good work up

  5. Phillip Payne says:

    Very eloquent and knowledgable just now on BBC News re the cross-threat of UK-Syrian jihadism, so decided to look you up and follow you on twitter. The guy who apparently went over and bombed Aleppo last week lived a couple of miles from me and I’m in Crawley regularly – food for thought.

  6. Steven Melson says:

    E’ il tuo nome a sembrare italiano, o sei di queste parti? Salutoni da un “appassionato” di intelligence e counter-terrorism.

  7. WMacKinnon says:

    Thanks for your concise and clear commentary on BBC News re France crisis. Such eloquence and lack of self-reverence in a commentator is rare these days.

  8. […] support, it wouldn’t commit forces or back a proposal that undermined Assad’s government, said Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. […]

  9. […] support, it wouldn’t commit forces or back a proposal that undermined Assad’s government, said Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. […]

  10. […] it wouldn’t commit forces or back a proposal that undermined Assad’s government, said Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the London-based Royal United Services Institute. […]

  11. Trevor Medbery says:

    Dear Mr Pantucci,
    I read through your article in the Financial Times, August 15, and noticed that you discuss a topic without first defining it. For the last 200 years every youngster being taught how to write an essay is required to memorize the first rule – ‘define your subject to your reader’.
    Otherwise the authors’ point is lost or incorrect.

    Your topic is a tactic – terrorism.
    By not defining it you go on to make the absurd statement – “They transformed our understanding of terrorist violence.”

    Really ??
    The tactic of terrorism far predates the Roman Empire.
    The tactic was defined and well understood many millenia ago.

    I suggest you read Caleb Carr’s short but highly informative book on the tactic.
    Your future commentary on the topic will benefit greatly as a result. At least for any reader you wish to pay attention to what you have to say.

    Regards,
    Trevor Medbery

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