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Julien Bellaiche is a PhD candidate at the War Studies Department where his research focuses on the link between conspiracy theories and violence. He is also an Analyst at the Jihadoscope (JOS) Project and an Associate Fellow at the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET). Julien holds a BA in Political Science and Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University and graduated with Distinction from King’s College London with an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society. He previously worked as a journalist focusing on foreign affairs for the Israeli Channel 12 News and is fluent in French, English and Hebrew.


Research Interests

  • Terrorism, extremism and radicalisation
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Social media
  • Far-right movements
  • Islamism and Salafi-Jihadism



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