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Blog Articles

Short Reflections & Observations

Welcome to my blog where I share occasional ideas and articles from about political violence, extremism, and terrorism. My work focusses on connecting the online and offline dynamics in terrorism and violent extremism and this blog tries to capture the close interplay between these two aspects. What happens online affects the reality on the ground, just as the opposite is also true. When we focus on one or the other without considering how each shape each other, we miss significant parts of the overall picture. To reflect this, my articles highlight insights, personal stories, and emerging issues from fieldwork, academia, and consulting. I will try to keep the articles short and to the point for readers and only write when I think there is an interesting or unique dynamic at work. Sometimes, I will also include personal anecdotes from my time working and researching in this unique and interesting space, but I will always endeavor to keep these as short as possible and with minimal rambling.  Lastly, I love to read other's writings, so if you have a blog or similar project dealing with this issues I would love to read it 




Broderick McDonald is an Associate Fellow at Kings College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) examining extremism, terrorism, and disinformation across the ideological spectrum. Outside of this, he is a Fellow with the Aspen Institute UK and an Associate Member of Chatham House. Brody previously served as a Policy Advisor to the Government of Canada and was a fellow with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). He currently serves on the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)'s Independent Advisory Committee, the Aspen Institute UK's RLF Advisory Board, and the GLOCA Board of Advisors

More information and links:


Muckrack Author Page

Al Jazeera Author (Broderick McDonald)

Tech Against Terrorism Podcast (Broderick McDonald)

Rothermere American Institute (Broderick McDonald)

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