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What Drives Terrorism Part 1: Ideology and Theory

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
May 4, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Understanding terrorism theory such as the leaderless resistance model and how groups practice it puts terrorist organizations in perspective.
(Cover of Inspire Magazine #15)

What drives terrorism? It's a question asked by governments and individuals, militaries and businesses. In an April 27 webinar in which Fred Burton and I discussed the evolution of terrorist threats toward soft targets, we briefly discussed this very topic. Knowing what these influential forces are is crucial to understanding...

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