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Video: The Changing Nature of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Video: The Changing Nature of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

24 February 2016 IISS Discussion Meeting

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.