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
New JSOU Report: U.S. Military Deployments to Africa: Lessons from the Hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army , by James Forest
Department of Defense 2014 Minerva grant awards have been announced. UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism & Security Studies have received two of them – outstanding! Here is the formal UMass Lowell CTSS Press Release See the full list at: http://minerva.dtic.mil/funded.html