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.
Hegghammer provides testimony to Congress on future of jihadi terrorismCISAC in the news
Terrorism expert and CISAC Zukerman Fellow Thomas Hegghammer provided testimony to the House subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. The hearing, titled "Global al-Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges," focused on the future of al-Qaeda and related jihadi terrorist groups.
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CISAC Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013
Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
"The Hornet's Nest," a new documentary about a particularly deadly battle in Afghanistan, gives us a rare look at the front-line work of CISAC military fellow, U.S. Army Col. J.B. Vowell, and the father-and-son team embedded with his battalion.
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