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Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

PhD Candidate at King's College, London and Research Fellow at ICSR

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD candidate at King’s College, London and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). His main area of study is the growth and success of English speaking Salafi-jihadist ideologues in the West and how individuals can be pursuaded to join violent extremist movements.

He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Lebanon's Daily Star, West Point's CTC Sentinel, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. His work has also been cited in several major media outlets including CNN, BBC, Sky News and ITV.

Alexander’s latest publication, 'As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad', was published by ICSR in September 2011.

Prior to joining ICSR, Alexander worked as a Fellow at Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Cohesion, where he focused on radicalisation, ‘homegrown’ extremism and the far-right.

London Somalia Conference Was Right to Focus on al-Shabaab Threat

One of the main focuses of yesterday's UK Foreign Office conference on Somalia was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the terrorist threat posed by al-Qaeda's newest franchise, al-Shabaab. The very fact that the British government sought to host such a high-profile conference in London demonstrates how serious this threat is being taken.
24/02/2012 16:39 GMT

Forget the Ban, the Best Response to Choudary and Co. is to Ignore Them

When Theresa May last week announced the recent ban on Muslims Against Crusades (MAC), the most recent offshoot of the Salafi-jihadi cult al-Muhajiroun, she made their day. Among the most exciting things that can happen to a fringe extremist cult is when they, however briefly, grab the attention of a senior government official which is then covered in the national press
15/11/2011 10:19 GMT