The latest issue of Terrorism: An Electronic Journal & Knowledge Base is now available and features summaries and reports of seven important seminars on vital topics impacting security and counterterrorism efforts, including “Combating Hizballah’s Global Network,” “The Anniversary of 9/11: Lessons Learned,” and “The Terrorists-Prisoners Challenge,” to name a few.
Launched again in its current form in August 2012, Terrorism: An Electronic Journal & Knowledge Base provides continuity to earlier studies on the “Age of Terrorism” and closes research gaps in the growing literature on the manifold aspects of the subject. This electronic resource -- found at www.terrorismelectronicjournal.org -- focuses on identifying warning signals on conventional and unconventional terrorism in the post-9/11 era and recommends national, regional, and global strategies to confront the potential challenges to all societies.
These and related global topics were discussed at different seminars and conferences organized by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies during January to September 2013 that were co-sponsored particularly by the International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute. Some of the presentations delivered at the academic gatherings are offered in this issue of Terrorism: An Electronic Journal & Knowledge Base. A list of those are available here, and those presentations, in expanded versions, will be published in hard copy during the following months by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies.
The current issue also includes an article on “After NATO’s Libya Intervention: Any Implications for International Law?” written by Colonel Ugur Gungor of NATO’s Centre for Excellence—Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. Since the study was completed in May 2013, several researchers at the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies prepared a “Libya Timeline” that was completed in September, 2013. This updated document is attached as an appendix to the peer review article.
Finally, a special report on “Terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel in 2012: Global Reach and Implications” as well as a new study on “Canada and Terrorism: Selected Perpetrators” are incorporated into this issue.
Another issue of the Terrorism: An Electronic Journal & Knowledge Base will be published in December 2013 with several new articles and selected seminar presentations.
Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base was initially developed in 1998 as an on-line follow-up to Terrorism: An International Journal published in 1977 by Crane, Russak and subsequently by Taylor and Francis. Yonah Alexander, Professor and Director, State University of New York’s Institute for Studies in International Terrorism, founded these two publications and served as their Editor-in-Chief.
Mike S. Swetnam, CEO of The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is the Senior Advisor; Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter University for Terrorism Studies is Editor-in-Chief; and Prof. Don Wallace, Jr. Chairman, International Law Institute, is the Academic Advisor. Members of the International Advisory Board and the Editorial Staff consist of academics, former government officials, journalists, and young researchers.