What causes a former terrorist to disengage from al Qaeda is still unknown thanks in great part to the difficulty of conducting research with current and former members, says a report by the Rand
Right-wing extremist groups continued to grow in 2011, in what was the third year of substantial growth after a relatively flat decade in numbers, says the Southern Poverty Law Center. The center
Al Qaeda's terrorist campaign may last another 15-20 years and perhaps longer if its trajectory matches those of comparable terrorist movements, according to a February Rand report (.pdf). The report
The White House issued Feb. 28 a presidential policy directive (.pdf) containing broad waivers to a law requiring mandatory military detention of non-citizen al Qaeda terrorists captured inside the
A successful trusted-traveler program would include limited fees, be minimally intrusive, find ways to deter terrorists from applying and ultimately result in a reduction of airport security
Radicalization to the point of actually undertaking terrorism is both an ideological and a social phenomenon, argues a new paper (.pdf) from Scott Helfstein, director of research at the Combating
While a few large American metropolitan areas have been hot spots for terrorism for decades, some areas, including rural ones, experience temporary surges in terrorist activity, according to a Jan.
The Canadian government calls "violent Islamist extremism" the "leading threat to Canada's national security" in that country's first-ever counterterrorism strategy (.pdf), which was released on Feb.
The central core of al Qaeda is on a "path of decline that we think will be difficult to reverse," said a State Department official while speaking Feb. 3 during an event put on by the Potomac
State and local governments don't manage their radiological and nuclear terrorist threat response plans according to risk prioritization, says the Health and Human Services Department inspector