Rohan Gunaratna

Professor Rohan Gunaratna is head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore, author of Inside Al-Qaeda (Columbia University, New York, 2002) and lead author of Pakistan: Ground Zero Terrorism (Reaktion, London, 2011).


Commentary

Like ordinary and organized crime, extremist violence will remain a long-term threat.

Weapons and unrest are spreading from Libya and inflaming long-dormant tensions throughout the region.

The notorious terrorist group has joined forces with Somali Islamists to wreak havoc on another continent.

How the West's ignorance of regional geopolitics doomed its campaign in Afghanistan and invited the resurgence of terrorism.

Recent victories against al-Qaeda, while notable, are insufficient. The threat of terror looms large in the new year.

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April 18, 2014