Look out for a number of book talks and other lectures in 2018. This list will be constantly updated. Speaking engagements will include: Naval Postgraduate School (April 2018) Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco (April 2018) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Boston (Aug/Sep 2018)
Book talks in November and December
In recent months, I gave several book talks on ‘Nexus of Global Jihad’, including at UMass Lowell, the Ridgway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Appointment to Contributing Editor at Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
As of July 2017, after more than a decade on the editorial board of the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, I have been appointed as a Contributing Editor at the journal. Many thanks to editor-in-chief Prof. Bruce Hoffman for his trust and for his dedication to excellence in scholarship and publishing on terrorism.
Article in Washington Post: How the London attacks reveal a gateway to terrorism
The deadly attacks in London on June 3 highlighted the role of al-Muhajiroun, a militant jihadist network with links to at least two of the three London Bridge attackers: Khuram Butt and Youssef Zaghba. Although the group is relatively unknown beyond the United Kingdom, al-Muhajiroun is one of Europe’s main recruitment gateways for young European […]
Political Violence @ a Glance: Why Terrorist Groups Cooperate
In recent years, scholars have devoted increased attention to cooperation among militant actors. These scholars were prompted in part by the prevalence of civil wars and insurgencies in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, which have seen numerous coalitions among myriad rebel groups. Other studies have been driven by the ongoing threat posed by terrorist […]
War on the Rocks: The Jihadist Entrepreneur: What the Anjem Choudary Case Teaches Us
Last week, British militant Islamist activist Anjem Choudary was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for providing support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Choudary is best known as a radical, charismatic, and rabble-rousing Islamist preacher who influenced and inspired more than 100 Britons to carry out acts […]