What Lies Behind the Rise of Jihadist Movements in Africa?

June 11, 2015

The failure of African states to adequately address their differences has provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper. Africa arguably faces the biggest threat to political stability since the collapse of colonialism in the mid-20th century. The threat comes from the...

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Refining the Post-9/11 Model

January 09, 2015

Underlying the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine is a far greater threat than the brutalizing of freedom of expression. Just like al-Qaeda’s audacious attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington on September 11, 2001, the raid by suspected jihadist...

Held in Captivity: The Psychological Trauma of a Hostage

September 15, 2014

Like Foley, Haines and Sotloff, hostages who are held by terrorists undergo psychological torment prior to their execution. It is highly distressing when we see a hostage paraded in front of a camera by terrorists. The brutal murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and now...

What Britain Should Do About Its Jihadists

August 28, 2014

Why are British Muslims so well-represented in the self-declared “Islamic State”? The United States and Britain have similar-sized Muslim minorities, but US officials have estimated that approximately 100 Americans are fighting with the Islamic State, while their British counterparts put...