This website provides occasionally interesting perspectives about terrorism, counterterrorism, influence warfare, and other topics in the study of national and international security.
An interesting booklet was published in January 2019 by the NCTC, FBI and DHS: Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators. From the introduction: “The indicators of violent extremist mobilization described herein are observable behaviors that could help determine whether individuals or groups are preparing to engage in violent extremist activities, such Continue Reading
Here are some great audio learning resources on terrorism, counterterrorism, national security and related topics: Terrorism 360 (START) – Gary LaFree interviews Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Brian Jenkins, Jessica Stern, Clark McCauley and many more: https://www.start.umd.edu/terrorism360 Talking Terror – John Morrison interviews Peter Neumann, Joshua Freilich, Julie Chernov Hwang, Maura Continue Reading
Here’s a link to an Op-Ed that I wrote last week for The Globe Post: Ignoring Domestic, Homegrown Terrorism is Choice that Benefits Few
Here’s a link to a November 2017 podcast interview I did with the TERC Director John Morrison: Talking Terror interview: James Forest, November 2017
For those encountering difficulties accessing the December 2017 issue of Perspectives on Terrorism on the main server, here’s an alternate link to download the full PDF version: http://bit.ly/2pb2K3r
Here’s a long list provided by ASC of journals in criminology, criminal justice, security, law and other related topics. Many non-U.S. ones are listed here as well (e.g., Europe, Canada, Australia, UK). https://www.asc41.com/links/journals.html
Last weekend I was invited to give an hour-long talk about terrorism and radicalization to about 600 people at an event in New York City. The audience seemed honestly interested in what I had to say about the research in this field. I showed them some Powerpoint slides with research-based Continue Reading
by James Forest Revised February 28, 2017 (originally posted February 11, 2017) How does an effective system of security work in the real world, beyond political and media punditry? Ask a professional in law enforcement, military or the intelligence community and you’ll hear an overwhelmingly common response: security is built Continue Reading
Based on the historical record and current threat analysis of available evidence, some projections can be made about the next major terrorist attack in the U.S.
Much as I’ve wanted to avoid this debate about Islamophobia and current members of the presidential administration, as a research and educator in terrorism studies there are some things I need to point out. 1). Islamist extremists have been blowing up themselves and others in dozens of countries for the Continue Reading