America’s Far-Right Extremists

An excellent new report on violent far-right extremists, published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, is available here. This study provides a conceptual foundation for understanding different far-right groups and then presents the empirical analysis of violent incidents to identify those perpetrating attacks and their associated trends. Through Continue Reading

Terrorist Group Decision-Making

Click here for free access to the recent special issue of Perspectives on Terrorism (2012, Vol. 6, No. 4-5) containing several high quality research articles on terrorist group decision-making. You can also download the entire PDF file (186 pages) at this link.

Re: Boko Haram in Nigeria

Here are two recent perspectives on the increasing Boko Haram-related violence in northern Nigeria: The Economist (Jan. 14 2012 issue): an Op-Ed that I co-authored (Jan. 12 2012): I’ve also just completed a monograph on Boko Haram, for Joint Special Operations University Press, currently under final review. Quite Continue Reading

Terrorism in Africa

Here is a link to the recent special issue of the journal Perspectives on Terrorism, which addresses Terrorism in Africa. CONTENTS Terrorism and Political Violence in Africa: Contemporary Trends in a Shifting Terrain James J.F. Forest, Jennifer Giroux Terrorism in Liberation Struggles: Interrogating the Engagement Tactics of the Movement Continue Reading

Article on State Weakness

Just published a piece in the Netherlands-based NATO journal Atlantic Perspective. Here’s a link to the issue: Ungoverned Territories: Engaging local nongovernmental entities in U.S. security strategy State weakness has become a prime concern for U.S. national security, and so-called ‘ungoverned territories’ are central to this concern. However, we Continue Reading