#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
“Did the administration of President George W. Bush influence the Middle East in the manner the president hoped?” This is the question asked in Jeremy Pressman’s article “Power without influence” in International Security. Pressman explains that the Bush administration had
Is the Soviet war in Afghanistan the source of the mobilization of the Muslim foreign fighter? Thomas Hegghammer is one of the first to investigate this question from a comparative political science perspective, process-tracing the roots of transnational war volunteering
What if the inclination of a terrorist group to adopt suicide bombing as a tactic is determined less by individual motivation, and more by organizational capacity and external linkages? In other words, direct and indirect diffusion may best explain why
by Marc Lynch Institute for Middle East Studies, Department of Political Science and Elliott School of International Affairs; George Washington University; Washington, DC, USA The Muslim Brotherhood poses a unique challenge to efforts to combat Al Qaeda and like-minded groups.