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This website provides occasionally interesting perspectives about terrorism, counterterrorism, influence warfare, and other topics in the study of national and international security.

The Security Threat of QAnon

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

Indicators of Violent Extremism

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