CTX Journal Vol. 5, No. 3

August 2015

  1. About the Contributors

  2. Image Credits

  3. Preface to the Special Edition

    Capt Todd G. Veazie, US Navy
  4. Foreword

    John Arquilla, US Naval Postgraduate School
  5. Introduction to the Special Issue

    Scott Sigmund Gartner, Pennsylvania State University
  6. Characteristics of Terrorism Hotspots

    James A. Piazza, Pennsylvania State University
  7. The Blue-Green-Red Metaphor in the Context of Counterterrorism:
    Clarifications and Anthropological Emendations

    Lawrence A. Kuznar, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, and
    Carl W. Hunt, Pioneer Cyberspace Strategies, LLC
  8. The Ecosystem of Dark Networks: A Biological Perspective

    Matthew Mars, University of Arizona,
    Judith L. Bronstein, University of Arizona, and
    Patricia L. Sullivan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  9. America: Imagined Community, Imagined Kinship

    Michael Vlahos, Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs and
    Centro Estudios Superiores Navales, Armada Mexicana
  10. One Arm Tied behind Our Backs?
    Assessing the Power of the United States to Combat Global Threats

    Leo Blanken, US Naval Postgraduate School, and
    Jason Lepore, California Polytechnic State University
  11. The Weather of Violence: Metaphors and Models, Predictions and Surprises

    Melvin J. Konner, Emory University
  12. Trapped by the Paradigm:
    Why Net Assessment May Not Contribute to Countering Terrorism

    Dennis Jett, Pennsylvania State University
    Cécile Fabre, Oxford University

    Interviewed By: Amina Kator-mubarez, US Naval Postgraduate School
    Making Decisions, Taking Ethical Responsibility, Part 2

    George Lober, US Naval Postgraduate School
  15. THE WRITTEN WORD: Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings

    by Shaykh-ul-Islam, Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri and
    Reviewed By: Capt Caleb Slayton, Us Air Force
  16. JSOU Publications


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Victor Asal

University of Albany SUNY

Sebastian Gorka

Marine Corps University

Jakub Grygiel

Johns Hopkins University

Blaire Harms

US Naval Postgraduate School

Thomas Marks

National Defense University

Kenneth Poole

Joint Special Operations University

Nadia Schadlow

Smith Richardson Foundation

Jennifer Morrison Taw

Claremont McKenna College

Nicholas Tomb

US Naval Postgraduate School

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