Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Interesting research, now the implementation by short-sighted politicians working with or around the public support for rightwing ideology. Shifting continents as I have been blogging since the 9/11 attacks, rise of Xenophobia and Islamophobia culminating in Brexit, Trump, Johnson and Israel 4ever with Netanyahu.

Now even a Murderous Crown Prince from Arabia is kept seated on his throne of power ... being offered Jordan's Hashemite custodianship of al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem as compensation of a Judas embrace. The KSA's ultimate revenge on the treachery by Yasser Arafat and King Hussein to support Saddam Hussein at the outbreak of the 1st Gulf War in 1990.

Perspectives On Terrorism - University Leiden (Founded in 1575)

This issue begins with a research article by Jesse J. Norris examining four dimensions of idiosyncrasy among terrorists: idiosyncratic ideologies, tactics, strategic thinking, and motives. Next, Aleksandar Pašagić explores the contrasting scholarly views on using counterterrorism as a rationale for transnational interventions into failed  and  fragile  states.  An  article  by  Iztok  Prezelj  &  Klemen  Kocjancic  looks  at  how  a  country  with  no  publicly known terrorist group (Slovenia) still has instances of recruiting and training local foreign fighters, the  deportation  of  extremists,  and  even  a  foiled  terrorist  attack.  And  in  the  final  research  article,  Emma Ylitalo-James argues that a `suspect community' is formed at the initiation of conflict (through the reactions of opposing factions, combined with public out-group perceptions of threat), and not in response to legislation dealing with conflict.

Our Research Notes section begins with an overview of how COVID-19 might affect the state of contemporary terrorism, by Gary Ackerman and Hayley Peterson. Then Katalin Pethő-Kiss identifies strategies for addressing the security challenges faced by Christian places of worship. Vincent A. Auger explores the question of whether right-wing violence might constitute a fifth global wave (drawing on David Rapoport's concept of "waves of terrorism"). And in the final research note, Benjamin Lee and Kim Knott examine whether the far-right digital milieu  reveals  examples  of  reciprocal  radicalisation--the  theory  that  extremist  organisations  are  connected  and feed on one another's rhetoric and actions to justify violent escalation. In a special Policy Note, Jason A. Bakas argues that we need more robust models and metrics for counterterrorism threat analysis than currently used by a number of Western governments whose approaches he studied.

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