This website provides occasionally interesting perspectives about terrorism, counterterrorism, influence warfare, and other topics in the study of national and international security.
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 it’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.” Charles Duhigg, Slate. 29 November 2020. 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
Here’s a link to an Op-Ed that I wrote about the comparisons between right-wing extremism and Islamist extremism: “Tribalism and Globalism in the Era of Trump” (Globe Post, July 18, 2019)
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