Terrorism, Insurgency, and Homeland Security
CISAC researchers are engaged in scholarship dedicated to exploring the nature and organizational structure of international terrorist organizations, and how best to prevent, mitigate, or counter violence committed by non-state actors.
CISAC Zuckerman Fellow Thomas Hegghammer used open-source data for his article, in which he asks: Why do some Western jihadists attack at home while others join foreign insurgencies? Read more »
CISAC Op-ed: The New York Times on January 7, 2013
CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart discusses how changing American attitudes toward torture have impacted intelligence agencies. The Obama administration's recent appointment of John Brennan to lead the CIA is a case in point. Read more »