Dr Chamila Liyanage is a specialist in terrorism and political violence and a researcher who works on the nexus of transnational organised crime and authoritarianism. She is a researcher of the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), hosted by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College, London. She is also a fellow of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR).
Her current research focuses on understanding the contemporary evolution of transnational organised crime in the context of the global rise of authoritarianism. She has researched narco-terrorism, the use of the Internet and blockchain technologies by criminal syndicates, and the evolution of crime-terror convergence.