Islam’s Nowhere Men By FOUAD AJAMI Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010 ‘A Muslim has no nationality except his belief,” the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb’s “children” are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani Continue Reading
Internet Terror Recruitment and Tradecraft: How Can We Address an Evolving Tool While Protecting Free Speech? Hearing, House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Click here to read the comments and Congressional testimony provided by Bruce Hoffman, Continue Reading
Foreign Affairs May/June 2010 REVIEW ESSAY http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/66350/seth-g-jones/it-takes-the-villages It Takes the Villages Bringing Change From Below in Afghanistan Seth G. Jones SETH G. JONES is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and the author of In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan. In 2009, he served as Continue Reading
Good news, if its true Missile Strike Kills Senior Al-Qaeda Operative, U.S. Says
Interesting Newsweek article – Does Killing Terrorists Actually Prevent Terrorism?
Here’s a great 1-hour presentation, “Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda,” by Bill Braniff
Two new publications of interest for terrorism researchers: The Sentinel, Vol. 3, Issue 5 (May 2010) Contents include: Riyaz Bhatkal and the Origins of the Indian Mujahidin, by Praveen Swami Salafi-Jihadi Activism in Gaza: Mapping the Threat, by Benedetta BertiThe Virtual Jihad: An Increasingly Legitimate Form of Warfare, by Akil Continue Reading
Today, the Obama administration released it’s new National Security Strategy. Naturally, if you are visiting this website you will probably find this to be of interest. Personally, I’m pleased to see the new, stronger emphasis on global engagement. In today’s world of globalized transportation, finance and information, terrorist groups of Continue Reading
Conference Announcement – 2010 International Security Studies (ISAISSS/ISAC) annual conference (Providence, RI – October 14-16, 2010) Conference Announcement – Terrorism and New Media: Building a Research Network (Dublin City University, 8-9 September 2010) – Plenary speakers include Jarret Brachman and John Horgan Call for Authors: Praeger Security International series – Continue Reading
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