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

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