• Policy brief 'Strengthening information-exchange on arms exports'

    Author(s):    Diederik Cops

    The Flemish Peace Institute launches a new publication format: its first policy brief. In these policy briefs, the Institute aims to combine an in depth and thorough analysis with a set of specific recommendations to address the findings and conclusions of this analysis.

    In the new policy brief entitled ‘strengthening EU arms export controls through increased information exchange’, Diederik Cops, researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute, discusses several specific initiatives to be taken in the context of the current review on the implementation and the fulfilment of the objectives of the EU’s Common Position on arms exports. In this policy brief, we first describe and contextualize this review process. In a second step, specific suggestions and recommendations are identified to strengthen the exchange of information on arms exports, both in public reporting instruments and between member states.

    Brussels - 22/11/2018 , 10 p.

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  • Firearms acquisition by terrorists in Europe. Research findings and policy recommendations of Project SAFTE

    Author(s):   Nils Duquet & Kevin Goris

    This report offers a systematic and comparative analysis of the findings of the eight country studies in the research volume and translates the findings to the realities of policy-makers, law enforcement officers and practitioners working on these topics.

    Brussels - 17/04/2018 - ISBN 9789078864912 , 232 p.

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  • Triggering Terror: Illicit Gun Markets and Firearms Acquisition of Terrorist Networks in Europe

    Author(s):   Nils Duquet (ed.)

    This edited volume offers an in-depth and detailed insight into Project SAFTE’s research findings. In-depth country studies were conducted in eight EU member states by research teams from the Flemish Peace Institute, SIPRI, SSSA, Arquebus Solutions, Small Arms Survey and Bureau Bruinsma. The in-depth qualitative research methodology involved desk research and semi-structured interviews with key international actors and stakeholders such as Europol, EMPACT Firearms, Interpol, SEESAC and the Office of the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. The volume sheds ligh on how illegal firearms markets are structured in the EU and shows how terrorists access these.

    Brussels - 17/04/2018 - ISBN 9789078864905 , 480 p.

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  • ‘De-radicalisation’ – Scientific insights for policy

    ‘De-radicalisation’ – Scientific insights for policy

    Author(s):   Lore Colaert (ed.)

    Following the terrorist attacks in Madrid (2004) and London (2005), ‘radicalisation’ has become part of the political discourse in Europe. Many European governments took initiatives to counter violent extremism. But the range of measures often lacks conceptual clarity and empirical validation.

    The aim of this book is to make policy answers to violent extremism more evidence-based. The Flemish Peace Institute asked seven international scholars to review the state of the art of empirical research on ‘radicalisation’. These findings were then discussed with practitioners from Flanders (Belgium). This fruitful dialogue resulted in policy implications and recommendations, both at the end of each chapter and in the final conclusions of this volume.

    The combination of insights from researchers and those working in the field makes this a relevant volume for decision makers, practitioners and researchers.

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    - 14/11/2017 - ISBN 9789078864882 , 192 p.

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