2020

Yearly Archives

  • The Terrorist Threat from the Fractured Far Right

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    By Bruce Hoffman, and Jacob Ware Originally Published by the Lawfare Blog – November 1, 2020 Editor’s Note: The year 2020 has produced many shocks, including numerous threats of political violence. Bruce Hoffman, my Georgetown colleague who is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Jacob Ware of CFR argue that the […]

  • The Next American Terrorist

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    By Bruce Hoffman, and Colin Clarke Originally Published by the Cipher Brief – July 2, 2020 The Growing Irrelevance of Organizational Structure for U.S. Domestic Terrorism For decades, America’s primary terrorist threat came from groups based abroad.  Today, a new crop of terrorist actors is emerging from within our own borders. What was mostly a monochromatic threat […]

  • The Challenges of Effective Counterterrorism Intelligence in the 2020s

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    By Bruce Hoffman, and Jacob Ware Originally Published by the Lawfare Blog – June 21, 2020 Editor’s Note: The terrorism threat is constantly evolving in response to social, political and technological change as well as adapting in response to counterterrorism pressure. Bruce Hoffman, my Georgetown colleague who is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign […]

  • Remembering Toronto: Two Years Later, Incel Terrorism Threat Lingers

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    By Jacob Ware, Bruce Hoffman and Ezra Shapiro Originally Published by GNET – May 6, 2020 Two years after Alek Minassian’s homicidal vehicular rampage through Toronto, the deadliest incel terrorist attack to date, the violent fringes of this community remain poorly understood. With an evolving extremist ideology and growing links to violent, far-right extremism, incels pose a continuing terrorism […]

  • Al-Qaeda: Threat or Anachronism?

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    By Bruce Hoffman, and Jacob Ware Originally Published by War on the Rocks – March 12, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the latest American government official to declare victory over the country’s oldest terrorist enemy. “Al Qaeda is a shadow of its former self,” the secretary said, justifying the imminent pullback of American troops from Afghanistan, […]

  • Incels: America’s Newest Domestic Terrorism Threat

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    By Bruce Hoffman, Jacob Ware  Originally Published by the Lawfare Blog – January 12, 2020 Editor’s Note: The involuntary celibate (incel) movement might seem to be just another sad online community, but strands of it have turned violent, committing repeated attacks that are best described as terrorism. Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware of the Council on Foreign […]