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  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Counterterrorism & Homeland Security (U.S./Europe/Transatlantic)
  • European Politics
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • U.S. National Security & Foreign Affairs
  • International expert on counter-terrorism policies

    Hellmuth's research covers world politics, particularly the study of European politics, comparative counter-terrorism responses, general comparative politics, and American foreign policy. She has held appointments as a Research Fellow at the National War College, National Defense University. Hellmuth is also a research fellow at the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies (GIRDS), as well as at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University.


    • Germany�s Experience in Countering Islamist Radicalization

      In this article, Hellmuth assesses the effectiveness of recent German local, state, and federal counter-radicalization efforts, measures, and initiatives.

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    • The Question of Military Action Against Iran � Of Busted Bunker Hopes and Short Fuses

      Iran�s nuclear ambitions � and the West�s response � are analyzed by Hellmuth in an article published by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

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    • Countering Jihadi Radicals and Foreign Fighters in the United States and France: Tr�s Similaire!

      Published in the Journal for Deradicalization, This article analyzes and compares French and U.S. domestic responses to Jihadi radicalization, placing particular attention on the similarities between the two.

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    • Countering Jihadi Terrorists and Radicals the French Way

      In response to the Paris attacks, much in line with its security-oriented methods and outlook, the French government increased counterterrorism spending and surveillance powers. Various other measures are noteworthy, however, as they focus on prison radicalization and represent an effort to strengthen the counterradicalization campaign.

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    • Counterterrorism and the State: Western Responses to 9/11

      Hellmuth argues that the nature of state responses to terrorism is shaped by the particular governmental framework and process within which counterterrorism measures are decided. Using four Western democracies as case studies, Hellmuth measures effects of government structures on counterterrorism decision-making processes and outcomes. In doing so, she examines how similar or different the responses have been in four parliamentary and presidential systems, and clears up common misperceptions about domestic counterterrorism efforts on both sides of the Atlantic.

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