Schneier Calls Out Papers on How Terroristist Groups End

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6 Responses

  1. See Scott Atran’s Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists (HarperCollins, 2010), and Omar Ashour’s The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements (Routledge, 2009).

  2. Deven says:

    As always, thanks, Patrick.

  3. Jordan J. Paust says:

    This is interesting, and I wonder whether there are differences that have been identified between “ordinary” users of the tactic of terrorism and those of a radical ideologic or religious bent.

  4. Deven Desai says:

    Jordan, I have not had a chance to dig into the papers, but I think Patrick’s suggestions go to your question. Given that Rand and Abrahms are looking at a large range of such groups starting back in the 1960s, I think they are looking at any type, political, religious or a mix.

    Hmm, maybe I should ask, what would “ordinary” be as you use it? As I write, I realize I am not sure I know. That would help sort the differences you raise (for me at least).

  5. Jordan J. Paust says:

    Devin: I am not sure either, that’s partly why I put the word ordinary in quotes.

  6. Deven Desai says:

    Ah that makes sense. Good question, wish I had an answer. But thanks for giving something more to think about.