Julia Ebner is a research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. Prior, she spent two years working for the world’s first counter-extremism organisation Quilliam, where she led research projects on terrorism prevention for the European Commission and the Kofi Annan Foundation. Based on her research, Julia has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee and written for The Independent, the Guardian and the Telegraph. Her new book is called The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism (I.B. Tauris, 2017).
Our Voice of the Week is the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) panel discussion ‘Countering Hezbollah’s Transnational Criminal Enterprise’ with Derek Maltz, former DEA official; Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow at FDD; and Tony Badran, Research Fellow at FDD. Kelly Jane Torrance, Deputy Managing Editor of The Weekly Standard, moderated the conversation. On 25 January the House of Commons will hold a debate on whether to proscribe the whole organisation as a terrorist entity (currently only the military wing is a terrorist organisation under UK law).