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Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith is a research intern at the Centre for Internal & Regional Security (IReS) at IPCS. Her research focuses on South Asian threats, and covers issues in international security such as radicalization, foreign fighters and the impendence of the Islamic State's and Al-Qaeda.

She holds a Bachelor on Development & International Studies (Hons) from Middlesex University, and a Master in International Security & Terrorism from Nottingham University, UK. During her studies, she specialized in IR theories, the upsurge of international terrorism in the EU, US, and MENA-regions, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Prior to the IPCS, Tuva interned at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Israel, where she wrote a paper on "Islamic Radicalization in Norway". She has also interned at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee in Oslo, Norway.

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Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith
Research Intern

EU-India: Modi and Expectations of ChangeIPCS Commentary, No. 4768, 10 December 2014

Fighting Foreign Fighters: New LegislationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4736, 13 November 2014

“Britain Belongs to Allah”: Anjem Choudary and His SupportersIPCS Commentary, No. 4718, 31 October 2014

Islamic State: What is Drawing the European Muslims?IPCS Commentary, No. 4709, 21 October 2014

Islamic State and Foreign Fighters: Jihadists from EuropeIPCS Commentary, No. 4687, 8 October 2014

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