outside broadcast

outside broadcast

Unfortunately the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) does not seem to be running a conference on Foreign Fighters this year, following on from two interesting conferences in 2009 and 2010. They have posted audio files for two topical issues –  Al Qaeda and Jihadi Movements After Bin Laden and Radicalization and Counter-radicalization in America: An Update. Similar to the Al Qaeda after Bin Laden theme, The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a series of speakers on the topic, The Evolving Terrorist Threat and the Importance of Intelligence to Protect the Homeland. Audio files for this event are available below by clicking on the hyper-links. Still it is a seriously disappointing to see FPRI drop the ball on the Foreign Fighter conference this year. An indication of perhaps of the fad-like nature of think-tank interest in topics related to terrorism and political violence?

Foreign Policy Research Institute, Al Qaeda and Jihadi Movements After Bin Laden, Christopher Swift,  5 October 2011

Foreign Policy Research Institute, Radicalization and Counter-radicalization in America: An Update, Peter Neumann,  29 June 2011

Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Evolving Terrorist Threat and the Importance of Intelligence to Protect the Homeland, 7 September 2011