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What Drives Terrorism Part 3: Counterterrorism Efforts

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
May 18, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Islamic State bomb instructions
A picture taken from Inspire magazine shows bombmaking components. Potential terrorists are constantly trying to outwit security and counterterrorism forces with new and imaginative techniques.
(Inspire Magazine)

What drives terrorism? For the past two weeks I've tried to answer this question by looking at the forces that influence trends in terrorism tactics, targets and tradecraft. The first part of the series examined the importance of ideology and terrorist theory in shaping terrorism trends, while the second focused...

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