QUICK HITS 16 – Domestic VS International Terrorism

How we define terrorism matters. Using inaccurate terminology could affect how we manage it. In this…

February 12, 2015 | Beheading of Coptic Christians in Libya

On this day in 2015 a branch of Islamic State (ISIS) beheaded 21 Christians in Libya.…

PODCAST 30 – Counter terrorism expert discusses with former Al Qaeda top bomb maker

What happens when you gather together a former Al Qaeda bombmaker, a guy who wanted to…

February 8, 2004 and 2016 | Attacks against police in Iraq

Whatever you think of policing it is a hard job: it is harder when they are…

Can we talk with terrorists?

Sometimes we have to do things we really would rather not: negotiating with terrorists may be…

Just how important is leadership to terrorist groups?

ISIS has a new leader - does it matter? Can society function if everyone is on…

January 8, 2016 | Terrorist attack by ISIS in Egypt

Terrorists attack tourist resorts for obvious reasons: it is a way to target Westerners and undermine…

PODCAST 26 – Why the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani will make terrorism worse

Listen to this episode to find out what bothers me about the U.S. airstrike that killed…

ISIS massacre of aspiring migrants in Libya – January 1, 2016

On January 1, 2016 more than 300 West African migrants, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians, were…

Al-Karak Attack – December 18, 2016

In 2016 on this day, Islamist extremists attacked the Jordanian city of Karak killing ten people,…

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