Security Weekly

Cutting Through Hysteria

Hype from the media and governments can cause individuals to panic, but a measured, rational response is the best way to plan for real danger.

The Recent Lone Wolf Attacks: Trend or Anomaly?

The recent spate of lone wolf terrorist attacks shows the danger grassroots jihadists can pose to the West, but it also highlights the limitations and difficulties of such attacks.

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Although the media has speculated that terrorist groups might try to use the Ebola virus as a weapon, the disease is a poor agent for a biological attack.

Responding to a Chronic Terrorist Threat

Counterterrorism tools hamper the capability of jihadist operatives, but as long as the ideological allure remains, the terrorist threat will persist.

Lessons from the U.S. Airstrikes on Aleppo

Because jihadists groups will always be able to find sanctuaries to operate from, the West must continue to target its operations to degrade terrorist tradecraft capabilities.

Understanding Sleeper Cells

Although the media has given extensive coverage to possible jihadist sleeper cells, they are too complicated and expensive for groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State to operate.

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