The 41st PINPoints arrives at a turbulent and exciting time in international negotiation. The events of the moment pose enormous questions to process analysis and deliver important lessons, many of which have been included in the articles of this PIN publication.
Global trends in inequality and social fragmentation in fragile and conflict-affected states represent two fundamental obstacles to inclusive development. Policies to counter the concentration of wealth and power exist, as Latin America has shown. But we also need to address the systems that generate ever greater divergence.
In this research paper, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel analyses the role of the internet and social media in processes of radicalisation. It offers an outline of the various aspects of the jihadist narrative, in order better to understand what message needs to be countered.