This website provides occasionally interesting perspectives about terrorism, counterterrorism, influence warfare, and other topics in the study of national and international security.
The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Counterterrorism and Irregular Warfare Operations is being provided by the publisher as open access. Download any chapters from the volume for free, including my own Chapter 1: The Evolution of Islamist Terrorism in the 20th Century.
Here’s a link to a recent piece I wrote for The Conversation:https://theconversation.com/israel-has-no-good-options-for-dealing-with-hamas-hostage-taking-in-gaza-215364
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