Miscellaneous reports and websites of possible interest.
National Strategy for Counterterrorism (Obama Administration)
American Psychological Association: Understanding Terrorism. Psychologists are amassing more concrete data on the factors that lead some people to terrorism—and using those insights to develop ways to thwart it.
American Psychological Association: With Terrorism, Labeling has Implications. The words and concepts we use to discuss terrorism and counterterrorism can have profound implications for how countries, populations and individuals behave.
Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Library of Congress: The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals andgroups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S.counterterrorist methods and policies.
Rand Corporation: Terrorism and Homeland Security. Let the Rand experts help you explore terrorism and homeland security
The Group That Calls Itself a State: Understanding the Evolution and Challenges of the Islamic State. Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. 102pp. December 16, 2014. : In an attempt to paint a more complete picture of the Islamic State (IS), this report identifies key areas where the IS has shown strength, learning, and adaptation. This report also highlights key areas of weakness, mistake, and failure. In doing so, the reader should be well aware that this product provides such an overview with the explicit understanding that there is more to learn in each of these areas...
Risky Business: The Global Threat Network and the Politics of Contraband. Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. 88pp. May 16, 2014. : This study looks at the interrelationship between illicit activity in the economic and political arenas. It offers a different perspective on the global illicit marketplace and the connectivity between crime and terror through examining the relationships of those who produce and profit from fear for financial or political purposes. Looking across a range of illicit activities that include terrorism, the illegal narcotics trade, organized crime, human smuggling and political corruption, the network analysis includes 2,700 individuals linked by 15,000 relationships spanning 122 countries....
Suicide Terrorism : A Global Threat. Rohan Gunaratna, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Prevention of Political Violence, University of St. Andrews. Courtesy of Frontline/World, 2002.
Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Resources. Courtesy of Syracuse University Maxwell School.