counterterrorism

The crisis, if addressed wisely, presents a unique opportunity to advance the fight against extremist terrorist groups backed not only by Qatar, but by other countries as well.

Journal Article | May 31, 2017 09:34 AM | Comments(13)

A continuation of SWJ article “Treating Islamic Violent Extremism as a Pandemic Super-infection”.

Journal Article | May 23, 2017 06:08 AM | Comments(2)

Combating Corruption: Improving Department of Defense Support in Attacking the Corruption, Transnational Organized Crime, and Transregional Terror Organization Nexus

Evidence from recent truck attacks suggests an objective that cuts deep into the fabric of society: an erosion of the trust-based system of social rules that allow a city to thrive.

As one CT practitioner at a recent George C. Marshall Center event noted, “Counter Terrorism in the absence of women is doomed to fail.”

Journal Article | April 13, 2017 03:03 PM | Comments(1)

These attacks can be executed with very little planning, no training, no funding, and no preparation, which makes them quick, easy, and deadly.

Journal Article | April 7, 2017 02:32 AM | Comments(2)

Where will ISIS be after Donald J. Trump? The President has forcefully asserted that he will destroy not only ISIS, but also vowed to “exterminate” all of Islamic extremism.

Journal Article | March 15, 2017 12:45 AM | Comments(35)

If, as President Obama asserted, “ideologies are not defeated by guns,” but by “better ideas,” then how should the U.S. military be used to help achieve strategic success.

Journal Article | March 10, 2017 03:49 PM | Comments(1)

Considering how resilient Boko Haram has been over the years and the recent spate of attacks, I believe the war is anything but won and has entered a new and much more perilous phase.

Federal countering violent extremism programming is more likely to harm than help build trust. Though well-intentioned, the Obama administration’s CVE strategy was flawed in its conception.

Journal Article | February 17, 2017 04:05 PM | Comments(1)

There were a number of serious problems with the Navy SEAL raid on the 29th of January in Yemen, but at least we know it happened.

Islamic State recruiters and leaders residing in Syria and Iraq are now directing attacks in the West, India, and East Asia via “homegrown” extremists.

Journal Article | February 1, 2017 08:30 AM | Comments(18)

This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.

Journal Article | January 23, 2017 07:18 PM | Comments(1)

As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get.

Journal Article | December 12, 2016 12:12 PM | Comments(3)

The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular defense force’.

The potential threat posed by Special Interest Aliens is receiving renewed emphasis, particularly in view of the recent terrorist attacks across Europe and North Africa.

Journal Article | October 1, 2016 08:55 AM | Comments(4)

The five cases examined in this study show that a long-term solution must be aimed at preventing self-radicalization in the first place.

Journal Article | May 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(27)

The threat exists and continues to operate. But more importantly we must understand that it is waging unconventional warfare and only using terrorism as one of the means of its strategy.

Journal Article | April 2, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(5)

The study demonstrates the naivety of a superpower that allows an alleged ally to receive billions of dollars with which Pakistan financed groups that kill American soldiers almost on a daily basis.

Journal Article | March 6, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments(6)

The CIA should focus on gathering intelligence to inform policy makers and to attack the underlying causes and enablers of terrorist group formation and action.

Journal Article | January 23, 2013 03:29 AM | Comments(1)

True to its name, Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban goes beyond the common misperception of Al-Qaeda as a static organization serving the whims of Osama Bin Laden.

From the outset, the U.S. treated Al Qaeda as a military objective instead of an organization to be understood, penetrated, and permanently dismantled.