In episode 45 I’m joined again by Patrick Skinner, Director of Special Projects for The Soufan Group [http://soufangroup.com/]. Patrick is a former CIA Case Officer, with a background in federal law enforcement, who specializes in counterterrorism issues. In this episode we discuss the danger of an Islamic
Regular contributor William J. Tucker joined me for the final episode of 2015. We discussed holiday terror alerts, Poland’s unusual raid of a NATO-linked counterintelligence center that it operated with Slovakia, the U.S. Army Europe counterintelligence division’s release of a mobile app for soliciting tips, and more.
Northeastern University professor and terrorism theorist Max Abrahms excels at poking holes in the conventional wisdom and he joins me again in episode 26 to do exactly that. I initially asked Max to discuss his recent piece in Harvard Business Review Why People Keep Saying, “That’s What the Terrorists
Ambassador Faily [https://blogsofwar.com/tag/lukman-faily/] was kind enough to take some additional questions. I originally submitted these questions to him the day before there were widespread reports of, if not a coup, at least a difficult political transition in Baghdad. That situation has since stabilized somewhat but the
I am firmly in the camp which believes that ISIS, now known as the Islamic State [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant], has overplayed its hand. They’re smart [http://www.blogsofwar.com/the-isis-five-year-expansion-plan], organized, well-led [https://blogsofwar.com/why-the-spectacular-success-of-isis-will-be-its-eventual-undoing/] , and now resource rich
Alexander Trowbridge [https://twitter.com/AlexanderTrow] was kind enough to interview me for his piece on ISIS’ use of social media [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-jihadists-on-move-in-iraq-using-weapons-and-twitter-hashtags/] . I think he did a great job of capturing what is interesting about this group’s communications strategy without overstating the impact that