#32 — January 30, 2014. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Thomas Hegghammer, director of terrorism research at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). Hegghammer’s research centers on Islamic militancy and transnational terrorist groups. He is the author of Jihad in Saudi Arabia (2010) and co-author of The Meccan Rebellion (2001) and al-Qaida in its Own Words (2008). Lynch and Hegghammer discuss jihadist trends and Syria.