terrorism

Journal Article | November 12, 2017 04:36 PM | Comments(4)

Most people pay attention to the heavy hitters, but a group that needs more extensive study is the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other Central Asian countries.

The expanding terrorist footprint in Bangladesh may result in the small nation becoming an Islamic militant sanctuary and a launching pad for future transnational terrorist attacks.

The case study of ETA offers a unique opportunity to assess the strategy and ideology of both the state and the terrorist organization in the context of dictatorship and democracy.

This paper aims to examine the issues of mass migration to Europe, its impact on European security and provide practical policy recommendations.

Nigeria remains a fragile state fighting what many believe is a misguided war on terror to hold itself together as a republic.

On Carl von Clausewitz: What is less spoken of is his study of small wars and people’s war.

ISIS has ambitious plans for continuing to stage attacks around the world. As part of this, we must consider the danger of ISIS organizing a terrorist underground in the West.  

CBRN based terror attacks by the far-right have become a serious threat scenario. One of the key counter-measures is early detection of plots during the phase of preparation.

In what is being referred to by some experts as the ‘terrorist diaspora’, fighters are already fleeing to other conflict zones to continue jihad.

Journal Article | September 2, 2017 10:52 AM | Comments(1)

ISIS will fade significantly in the next year. But once ISIS is gone, there are countless groups waiting in the wings to take over.

The paper evaluates the magnitude of threat posed by Violent Non-State Actors as opposed to hostile states actors with a national intelligence apparatus.

Journal Article | August 2, 2017 06:48 PM | Comments(1)

With increasing scrutiny on Qatar to ease their foreign policy initiatives, more allegations are digging into Qatar’s already controversial track record.

Journal Article | July 25, 2017 05:58 AM | Comments(1)

The events surrounding the “siege of Sidney Street” raised a series of issues that echo many current concerns regarding terrorism and migrants.

Despite targeting AQ for the past sixteen years and killing bin Laden, the U.S. and its allies have been unable to destroy what was once considered the most dangerous terrorist group in the world.

Considered the “Islamic Fringe” by Muslim coreligionists, S.E. Asian Muslims embraced secular pursuits and have shunned the radical variants of Islam common in the Middle East.

"Al-Qaeda’s Revenge" is a thoroughly researched and well-presented case study on the evolution of the 3/11 network. 

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 08:34 AM | Comments(13)

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

Journal Article | May 23, 2017 05:08 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.

The U.S. Southern Command has a tremendous bearing on the U.S. National and domestic security efforts based on proximity and the nature of threats to the U.S. borders.

Journal Article | April 13, 2017 02:03 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 9, 2017 11:04 AM | Comments(22)

The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS meeting illustrates these phenomena.

Journal Article | March 14, 2017 02:43 AM | Comments(1)

Islamic State emphasis for hijrah in the immediate future bring support to previous observations regarding the theme of Urgency.

Journal Article | March 14, 2017 11:45 PM | 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.