EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is mentioned by The News.
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The Washington Post (USA)September 1, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by the Washington Post.
Daily News (USA)August 31, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by the Daily News.
Religioscope (France)August 3, 2016
At the conference ‘ISIS in Europe’ a panel of scholars and security experts tackled the interlinked issues of jihadi radicalization and terrorism in Europe from both a sociological and security perspective.
MENAFN (Jordan)August 1, 2016
Dr Lorenzo Vidino, EFD Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, provided a telling example from Italy where government is putting sufficient resources into counter-extremism but that these a focussed on a hard approach to punish suspects
POLITICO (US)June 15, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is interviewed by POLITICO in the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando of June 12. He dispells myths on radicalisation and elaborates on key characteristics of jihadism that are posing problems for intelligence agencies.
The Local (Italy)April 26, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is quoted by The Local (It) on the realistic threat Italy is facing today when it comes to terrorism.
PBS (US)March 22, 2016
Lorenzo Vidino, EFD Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Program on Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, is interviewed by PBS on the Brussels terror attacks.
WWLP (US)February 16, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is quoted by WWLP as explaining why ISIS has not launched a major terrorist attack in America so far. “Partially it is geography, the distance between here and Syria and Iraq, the fact that you have a very small number of Americans who are a part of ISIS, while in Europe you have thousands of individuals”, Vidino explains.
ThinkProgress (US)February 3, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino is quoted in an article on ThinkProgress concerning the tendency of converts to Islam to radicalise. “I think it’s fair to say that certain converts…tend to be more vulnerable to certain interpretations of Islam”, Vidino told ThinkProgress.
Observer (United States)February 2, 2016
Online media and political analysis website Observer writes about the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism in the United States, co-founded by EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino in June 2015. The article discusses the impetus for its founding and what makes it distinguishable from other similar programmes, such as the need for more nuanced conversation on homegrown violent extremism, rather than black and white generalisations.
La Stampa (Italy)January 13, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino highlights the failures of fifteen years of AKP in Turkey, both in domestic and foreign policy.
La Stampa (Italy)January 8, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino explains the objective difficulties that European intelligence apparatuses face in monitoring the increasing number of radicalised citizens who could move from mere jihadi propaganda on the web to downright terrorist attacks.
TribLIVE (United States)January 8, 2016
US-based media website TribLIVE writes about the so-called Islamic State and the challenge that it poses to America in comparison to threats faced by the US in the past, including conventional adversaries and non-conventional threats like al-Qaida. Vidino is quoted for his expertise in examining the dangerous ideology of the Islamic State and for his views on what separates this from previous threats, highlighting that this factor makes it one of the most dangerous threats that America has ever faced.
La Stampa (Italy)January 2, 2016
“Although there has always been a secular and moderate Islam in the South-West Balkans, […] 20 years of Islamist propaganda have lured part of the Albanian Muslims” into becoming radicalised, says EFD Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino.