Though based in London and affiliated with King's College London's War Studies department, ICSR is an equal partnership between King's College London, the University of Pennsylvania, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel) and the Regional Centre for Conflict Prevention in Jordan.
ICSR is independent and non-partisan. All its work is published, and no classified work for any government or international agency will be undertaken.
The mission of ICSR is to challenge and counter the growth of radicalisation and political violence.
ICSR projects and initiatives are geared towards impact. Its research deals with issues identified as pressing by professionals and policy makers. Where appropriate, ICSR makes itself available for advice and consultation in the process of implementation.
ICSR also aims to improve public policy on terrorism and political violence by providing intellectual tools to address the issue from multiple perspectives. ICSR also facilitates systematic, outcome-driven dialogues involving senior policy makers and stakeholders from different national, religious and political backgrounds.
ICSR frequently organises events and publishes short papers on timely questions and controversies in the field of radicalisation, with the objective of developing solutions amongst policy makers and other experts.
ICSR engages with relevant stakeholders at every step of the research process, constantly refining the organisation's approaches in order to provide the best possible solutions.
The research conducted by ICSR are conceived with the needs of the end users in mind. The timeframe of most ICSR projects is less than 12 months, so that the advice can help solve ongoing and time-sensitive problems.
Dr. Boaz Ganor, Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Yasar Qatarneh, Director of the Regional Center on the Conflict Prevention at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, Amman
Dr. Harvey Rubin, Director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania
The Director of ICSR is Dr. Peter R. Neumann, who works with a team of fellows and staff at the organisation's London headquarters.
The Founder and Chairman of ICSR is Henry Sweetbaum.