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.
International terrorism has defined the major events of this past decade, yet the academic study of terrorism remains a black sheep at universities. CISAC's Martha Crenshaw and Thomas Hegghammer, along with CISAC Alumni Jake Shapiro and Lisa Stampnitzky, talk about their experiences and why terrorism studies can't find its niche. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Following revelations of the NSA's massive public surveillance program, called PRISM, CISAC cyber and intelligence experts respond with important questions necessary for an informed policy debate, and tell us that terrorists were already aware of increased surveillance. Read more »
Surveillance exposures more of a wake-up call than an alarm to terroristsCISAC in the news: Bloomberg News on June 11, 2013
Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Thomas Fingar spoke with news websites about the disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs. Fingar said that although these revelations may cause some terrorists to change their behavior, it's likely that they were already aware of increased electronic surveillance.