About Tactics

The Tactics Institute for Security and Counter-Terrorism is an independent think tank that popularises security discourse, bridging the worlds of academia, policymaking, civic advocacy, and security. We focus on the intersection of home affairs and national security, combining practitioners’ experience with a policy development perspective. At Tactics Institute we identify emerging security trends and bring them to the fore for public discussion and reflection, always with a view to discrediting political violence and enhancing the resilience of open and pluralistic democracies.


To make a significant contribution to understanding and discrediting violence as a means of political struggle by supporting security options that bolster open, pluralistic, and cohesive societies governed by the rule of law.

Who We Work With

We have held events at significant policy development venues including the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, the French Senate and the École Militaire in Paris.

We work in partnership with academic institutions, think-tanks, NGOs, media platforms and political groups, encompassing all the stakeholders of policy development. To date, these have included Digital Communication Network – Southeastern Europe; Freedom Research Association – Turkey; Cyber Security and Management Initiative; Stractegia; European Centre for Peace in the Horn of Africa and the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Athens, Greece. We have also partnered with media outlets including La Revue de L’Afrique (Tunisia) and Medi 1 Radio (Morocco).

What we do

  • Research
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Policy Papers for Governments and Government Agencies
  • In-depth due diligence and risk assessment reports with a specialisation in the Balkans and the Middle East-North Africa regions
  • Stakeholder consultation on behalf of various agencies and organisations
  • Our areas of focus include: Islamic radicalisation; strategic security and geopolitical dynamics including in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.
  • Assessment of social inclusion and intervention strategies to prevent radicalisation and recruitment
  • Promote learning by applying a comparative perspective in the study of anti-terrorist activity that can inform transnational cooperation and mainstream effective practices.

The views and opinions expressed in the articles and other written works on the Tactics Institute for Security and Counter Terrorism website as well as other Tactics publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Tactics Institute, its Executive Board, Advisory Board or Associate Researchers.

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