The #GTTAC team was excited to host Russel Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at George Mason University for a discussion on the complexities and challenges of open source research, the history of the NCTC, and the history of initiatives to track global terrorism incidents and trends. The roots of the project we […]
It was a pleasure to be invited back to exchange views with the Master’s class at the Inter American Defense College (#IADC) this past Monday. These are the next generation of military and civilian leaders from across the America’s. Thanks to Prof Mark Hamilton these sessions are always a dynamic exchange with lots to learn. […]
I had the pleasure of attending and presenting the GTTAC project presentation alongside DSG’s Senior Research Scientist Eoin Healy at the American Society of Criminologists conference in San Francisco on Thursday. With the State Department’s release of the Statistical Annex and the Country Reports on Terrorism two weeks ago, the timing of this presentation that […]
The GTTAC terrorism database uses the BBC Monitoring to collect data on terrorism related incidents. This analysis produced by the BBC reaffirms two key elements: the deadly cost of terrorism both in terms of human lives loss and injured and its threat to emerging democratic institutions. As this report shows, most victims during Afghanistan’s presidential […]
On Monday at George Mason University, I had the pleasure of attending a book launch featuring Farrah Pandith and her new title “How We Win,” an insightful novel on how a combination of efforts from entrepreneurs, politicians, businesses, and social media can counter violent extremism. Interestingly she started her CVE experience in the Bush administration and her ideas […]
NATO conference titled post ISIS era. ISIS is violently operational through affiliates in close to 25 countries not so not so much “post”.
One of the best things about our Counter Terrorism project is working with very smart and dedicated people. Meet Mahmut Cengiz, who has two PhD’s and has launched his new book “The Illicit Economy in Turkey: How Criminals, Terrorists and the Syrian Conflict Fuels Underground Economies”. The book is co-authored by Mitchel Roth and is […]
Many of the GTTAC staff were fasting for Ramadan over the past month, so we felt it best to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with both GMU and DSG staff who have all been working tirelessly on our project for the Department of State. We have a brilliant and diverse team at GTTAC, coming from all corners […]
Fascinating discussion at the CFR on possible approaches to regulating social media companies. Seems the UK is heading in that direction. Personally think we would be better off to reverse engineer this enlisting the multiplier effect of these companies and their subscribers to help mitgiate the harms.