Ces Moore

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Birmingham

Cerwyn’s work focuses on the insurgency in the North Caucasus. He has particular interests in militant ideologies and aesthetics, social networks and social movements, conflict dynamics and transnational activism. He has written extensively on foreign fighters (2008; 2009; 2015), militant ideologies (2009) and suicide attacks (2012) in the North Caucasus. Within IR theory, he has published work on narrative, aesthetics and interpretivism.

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Project information

CREST’s work is structured by five Programmes of activity. You can find out more information about our core programmes, as well as our commissioned projects here.

Ces Moore leads the Actors And Narratives programme. Read more about this project here.

Recent publications

Cerwyn Moore, ‘Foreign Bodies: Transnational Activism, the Insurgency in the North Caucasus and ‘‘Beyond’’’, Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol.27, Issue.3 (2015), 395-415.
Cerwyn Moore, ‘Suicide Bombing: Chechnya, The North Caucasus and Martyrdom’, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.64, No.9 (2012), 1780-1807.
Cerwyn Moore and Paul Tumelty, ‘Foreign Fighters and the Case of Chechnya: A Critical Assessment’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol.31, Issue.5 (2008), 412-433.


More from Ces…

Russia and Disinformation: Institutions and Actors (Full Report)

19-026-01 Russia and Disinformation: Institutions and Actors (Full Report)This CREST report investigates the institutions and actors involved in Russian disinformation. This CREST report by Cerwyn Moore, is one of four reports on...Read More »

‘Russia’ In Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

This chapter on ‘Russia’ is one of a series of case studies in the Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism. The following description is...Read More »

After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report IV

This workshop report is the fourth in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State. CREST has...Read More »

After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report III

This workshop report is the third in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State. CREST has...Read More »

Actors and Narratives

Actors and NarrativesActors and Narratives by CREST Researcher Cerwyn Moore. This poster gives an overview of the programme ‘Actors and Narratives‘. It was first displayed at...Read More »

New report on Russian-speaking Foreign Fighters

Existing data on Russian-speaking groups and individuals linked to the Islamic State is often inaccurate, according to CREST Researcher Cerwyn Moore and ESRC-funded PhD...Read More »

‘Russian-Speaking’ Fighters in Syria, Iraq and at Home: Consequences and Context (Full report)

This substantive report on Russian-speaking foreign fighters and Islamic State’s influence in the North Caucasus has been written by CREST Researcher Cerwyn Moore and...Read More »

‘Russian-Speaking’ Fighters in Syria, Iraq and at Home: Consequences and Context (Executive Summary)

This is the executive summary of a substantive report on Russian-speaking foreign fighters and Islamic State’s influence in the North Caucasus, by CREST Researcher...Read More »

‘Russian-Speaking’ Fighters in Syria, Iraq and at Home: Consequences and Context (Policy Brief)

This is the policy brief of a substantive report on Russian-speaking foreign fighters and Islamic State’s influence in the North Caucasus, written by CREST...Read More »

After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report II

This workshop report is the second in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State. CREST has...Read More »

After Islamic State Series: Workshop Report I

This workshop report is the first in a series of reports that tackle the implications of the demise of the Islamic State. CREST has...Read More »

Transnational Activism Through the Ages

Cerwyn Moore discusses the roles that transnational activists have played in past conflicts Although transnational activism has changed dramatically as a result of globalisation,...Read More »

Remainers and leavers: Foreign fighters after the ‘Islamic State’

While much has been written about ‘foreign fighters’, less attention has been paid to what happens to activists who have travelled to participate in...Read More »

After St Petersburg: Russia and the Threat from Central Asian Terror Networks

The investigation into the 3 April terrorist attack on the St Petersburg metro has focused on a man of Central Asian origin with possible...Read More »

Russia's domestic terrorism threat is serious, sophisticated and complex

The April 3 bombing on the St Petersburg metro was the highest-profile terror attack on Russian soil since a suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo...Read More »

What role do women play in violent extremism?

Recent research on gender and extremism has shown that women in terror networks are not necessarily the victims or passive actors that they are...Read More »

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