This website provides occasionally interesting perspectives about terrorism, counterterrorism, influence warfare, and other topics in the study of national and international security.
On February 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its latest National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin, indicating “a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) Continue Reading
Here’s a link to my article in the Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Advanced Military Studies: https://www.usmcu.edu/Outreach/Marine-Corps-University-Press/MCU-Journal/JAMS-Vol-12-No1/
After reading this older piece recently I found that it still has a lot of relevance for today’s terrorism challenges, so am uploading a copy of it here.
A lot of great research is now available for free download (PDFs of each chapter) at the ICCT Website:
Great piece by Clint Watts: “Why Does Social Media Lead Us to Believe Things That Are Not True? Overcoming vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. – Part 1”
I’ve begun compiling a list of resources for those who want to know more about QAnon and why itâ€™s increasingly seen by law enforcement and others as a domestic security threat in the U.S. “How To Rescue Someone From A Conspiracy Theory.”Â Charles Duhigg,Â Slate.Â 29 November 2020.Â Â https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/how-to-talk-with-family-about-conspiracy-theories.html Amarnath Amarasingam and Continue Reading
With permission of the publisher, Chapter 1, the Preface and the Table of Contents for the forthcoming book Digital Influence Warfare in the Age of Social Media are now available online at this link: http://DIWbook.com
The following are a list of linked resources for teaching and class discussion in the courses I teach in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Most of the students are studying criminal justice (undergraduate and graduate degrees), security studies and homeland security. I’ll add to Continue Reading
Over the past year, while writing my new book Digital Influence Warfare, I have been compiling an extensive list of resources on disinformation, fake news, psychological manipulation, violent extremism, influence operations (by states and non-state actors), and much more. Here are some that you might find useful: Mike McIntire, Karen Continue Reading