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
Great new issue of Perspectives on Terrorism is now online, focused on Jihadi terrorism in Europe. Click here: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/issue/view/61
May 19th, 2016 Dr. James J.F. Forest discusses The Future of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CT) online at the Loopcast: http://www.theloopcast.com/e/the-future-of-terrorism-and-counterterrorism/
My new book, Essentials of Counterterrorism, is now available in paperback and hard cover. Publisher’s website: http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4446C Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Counterterrorism-Praeger-Security-International/dp/1440832838
Online Terrorist Magazines: A report from the Cyberterrorism Project (Swansea) in collaboration with UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism & Security Studies: http://www.cyberterrorism-project.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CTP-2015-Report-Nov-03.pdf
The peer-reviewed journal Perspectives on Terrorism has published a special issue on the Islamic State with 14 research articles on various aspects of the organization, in addition to an extensive, specially compiled bibliography on IS.
Interesting piece in the Guardian: “How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors” http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jan/03/how-to-get-published-in-an-academic-journal-top-tips-from-editors