France is reeling from its third major attack in 19 months after a lone terrorist sped a truck into a crowd of people gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks. The attack killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200 others. We asked Northeastern experts to analyze these types of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, the media’s use of graphic footage from the scene, and what the terror in Nice could mean for the European Union’s security procedures.
The horrific bombings in Brussels on Tuesday have left another European city reeling after a terrorist attack. In the aftermath, we asked an interdisciplinary group of faculty members to offer insight into the events.
Terrorism theorist Max Abrahms explains how the Islamic State group’s reach beyond its centralized area should not come as a surprise, and neither should its impact on politics here in the U.S.
An interdisciplinary group of five Northeastern faculty experts reacted to and examined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel discussion Tuesday night.
Max Abrahms says the Charleston massacre is an act of terrorism. Here, the terrorism theorist and Northeastern assistant professor of political science, explains why, and discusses the distinction between hate crimes and terrorism.
Five Northeastern faculty members participated in an interdisciplinary forum examining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger context of conflicts, terrorism, free speech, and inequality.
On Monday, the United States launched strategic airstrikes on ISIS targets in parts of Syria and Iraq. It was a move President Obama had no choice but to make, says assistant professor of political science Max Abrahms.
Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and assistant professor of political science at Northeastern, explains why the jihadist terrorist group may not have the ability to sustain itself much longer.
“Terrorists have both the will and a way” of attacking civilians at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, says Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and assistant professor of political science. Nevertheless, he said, “Let the Games go on.”
At the panel discussion, experts agreed that the type of solution that ends the conflict in Syria will play a major role in determining the Middle East’s future.
Many militant groups continue to use terrorism despite its political futility. Max Abrahms, a terrorism theorist and newly appointed assistant professor of political science, explains why.
On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed on a resolution that would authorize a military strike on Syria within 90 days. President Barack Obama is asking Congress to support […]