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Domestic counterterrorism: Material support or bust

August 31, 2015, Seamus Hughes

Seamus Hughes argues that rather than throwing every domestic terrorism suspect in jail, the United States should look to various foreign models for ways to involve families and communities in creating intervention programs designed to reach radicalized but still reachable individuals.

  • In the News

    I'm confident that the Islamic State's government in Syria and Iraq will crumble. No modern jihadist statelet has provoked international intervention and survived.

    August 21, 2015, William McCants, Vox
  • Podcast

    Bruce Riedel talks jihadist terrorism, Islamic State, and the war in Yemen

    August 7, 2015, Bruce Riedel and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    It’s no mistake that ISIS has risen in the two countries that are most unstable and riddled by civil war, Iraq and Syria.

    July 5, 2015, Shadi Hamid, Meet the Press
  • In the News

    [In Pakistan,] literature about the correlation between terrorism and education does not differentiate between types of schooling or levels of educational attainment.

    May 26, 2015, Madiha Afzal , AsiaOne
  • In the News

    As women become more educated they are less likely to support terrorism relative to men with similar education levels [in Pakistan.]

    May 26, 2015, Madiha Afzal , Dawn
  • In the News

    They could have very loose ties to someone via Twitter. It’s tough to know if this is something that someone high up in the leadership reached out and activated them, or if they did it on their own and gave someone in the [Islamic State] media orbit a heads up just beforehand, or if it’s more after the fact. It’s hard to parse.

    May 5, 2015, William McCants, The Washington Post
  • In the News

    You have to look at why the Islamic State has been attracting people. It’s not just that they’re good at social media. They have a story to tell – that they have established an actual state. That they are fulfilling prophecy.

    March 25, 2015, William McCants, Christian Science Monitor
  • In the News

    Jihadists will exploit any kind of technology that will work to their advantage. [ISIS] is much more successful than other groups.

    March 5, 2015, J.M. Berger, New York Times
  • In the News

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned the U.S. leadership in fighting Ebola and terrorism in Africa. But, he also indirectly mentioned Africa when he spoke about the need for the US to react to China’s role in the fastest growing economies in the world.

    January 23, 2015, Amadou Sy, Voice of America
  • Interview | Voice of America

    January 16, 2015, Philippe Le Corre

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