It is definitely the case that, the more I study terrorism, the more I am reminded of how little I know about the subject. Having said that, this is a space where I will share, for whatever they are worth, some of my thoughts on current events related to terrorism and political violence. If you find them to be of value, feel free to leave a comment. If not, feel free to leave a comment. It is my belief that open, informed, and honest dialogue about these subjects makes us all a bit smarter.
Are we safer today than we were 15 days ago?
For the past 10 years, I have studied terrorism and counterterrorism. More recently, I have focused intently on understanding the rise and threat posed by the Islamic State. I have examined thousands upon thousands of propaganda pictures, documents, and videos. I have engaged with many individuals from around the world who are far more expert than myself in this complicated subject.