Video: The Changing Nature of Terrorism and Counterterrorism
In the wake of the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, the US and its allies have begun to re-examine the global ambitions of ISIS and their own responses to increasingly far-reaching terrorist organisations. In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Dr Daniel Byman argues that ISIS’s plans of going global may in fact prove costly to the group in the long run. In a Politico article, Dr Bruce Hoffman argues that the US response is failing when confronted with ISIS’s 'geographically diffuse and demographically diverse threat', and further explores that threat in a recent National Interest article.
During this discussion at IISS-US, Byman and Hoffman explained the increasingly global presence of terrorist networks, the evolution of the terrorism landscape since 9/11, and the role of technology in terrorism and counterterrorism.