What would a person who has been thinking and writing about terrorism for fifty years have to say about this phenomenon? A lot as it turns out. Borealis has a lengthy exchange with Rand Corporation’s Brian Jenkins, a true pioneer in the study of violent extremism!
Have a listen!
Brian Michael Jenkins is a senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation and author of numerous books, reports, and articles on terrorism-related topics, including Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?. He formerly served as chair of the Political Science Department at RAND.
On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, Jenkins initiated a RAND effort to take stock of America’s policy reactions and give thoughtful consideration to future strategy. He is a decorated combat veteran, having served in the Seventh Special Forces Group in the Dominican Republic and with the Fifth Special Forces Group in Vietnam.
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