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

What if . . .

What if the entire concept of racism was based exclusively on sight, our vision, what we see? Imagine that suddenly the intensity of the sun increases, and a huge solar flare makes everyone on the planet blind. Let me reiterate – everyone, young and old, is now blind. Nobody, not 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

Recommended Podcasts for Terrorism Studies

Here are some great audio learning resources on terrorism, counterterrorism, national security and related topics: Terrorism 360 (START) – Gary LaFree interviews Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Brian Jenkins, Jessica Stern, Clark McCauley and many more: https://www.start.umd.edu/terrorism360 Talking Terror – John Morrison interviews Peter Neumann, Joshua Freilich, Julie Chernov Hwang, Maura Continue Reading