Tore Refslund Hamming is a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence and a visiting researcher at the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). He recently finished a visiting fellowship at Sciences Po-CERI. He is a specialist on contemporary Sunni Jihadi groups, especially al-Qaida and the Islamic State, and their internal dynamics. His research is based on fieldwork in the Middle East including interviews with leading Jihadi ideologues and close tracking of Jihadis’ online behaviour. He founded and directs the consultancy MENA Analysis and is a regular contributor to international media on Jihadi related issues and the threat from terrorism. He writes on

BSc. at Copenhagen Business School; MA at Sciences Po-Paris; MSc. European University Institute and Ph.D candidate at European University Institute

Danish, English, French, Arabic

Countries of Expertise:
Syria, Iraq

Issues of Expertise:
Jihadism, Terrorism, Civil war, Armed non-state actors

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Twitter Handle: @ToreRHamming

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