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Types Of Terrorism

Types Of Terrorism

It is common today for people to hear the word terrorism and immediately think of al-Qaeda or other Islamic extremists. While Islamic extremism does contribute to certain types of terrorism, there are many other forms as well, all with their own characteristics and challenges for policy makers. These types commonly overlap to describe single terrorist […]

Surviving a Nuclear Attack – Irving Redlener

Surviving a Nuclear Attack – Irving Redlener

Irving Redlener gives a short lecture on the possibility of a terrorist nuclear attack. Splitting up the nucear age into two chapters, Redlener describes the first chapter (between 1941-1992) as one of paranoia and delusion, exhibited by impractical evacuation plans. The only thing that prevented the United States and the U.S.S.R. from bombing the other […]

Counterinsurgency - David Kilcullen

Counterinsurgency – David Kilcullen

Following the success and praise of his previous book, The Accidental Guerrilla, David Kilcullen has released a compilation of his previously published articles on counterinsurgency that have impacted and evolved the theoretical understanding of the field. From the “Twenty-eight Articles” that initially went viral to a summary of his doctoral dissertation, Kilcullen’s analysis can now […]

International Security - Spring 2010

International Security – Spring 2010

Ending Civil War: A Case for Rebel Victory? – Monica Duffy Toft Contrary to advocates of both negotiated settlements and “give war a chance”, Toft reveals that a combination of carrots and sticks may be the best way to end civil wars and prevent them from reoccurring. Statistically, civil wars that end in negotiated settlements are […]

Teaching Children to Become Suicide Bombers - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Teaching Children to Become Suicide Bombers – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently explored the process of how the Taliban actively recruits and indoctrinates children to become suicide bombers. In a recent TED talk, she outlines a five step process of indoctrination. Her FRONTLINE documentary, Children of the Taliban, can be found here. The five step process for recruitment by the Taliban: Target poor, […]