Current Editorial Team
Alex P. Schmid (Editor-in-Chief ) is Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI). He is a former co-editor of Terrorism and Political Violence. Until 2009, he was Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) and held a chair in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Between 1999 and 2005 he was Officer-in-Charge of the UN Terrorism Prevention Branch. More recently, he was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently he is a Fellow of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague.
James J.F. Forest (Co-Editor) is a Professor and Director of Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a Visiting Professor at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He has published dozens of books and articles on terrorism, counterterrorism, WMD and other security-related topics (see https://www.amazon.com). He previously served nine years on the faculty of the U.S. Military Academy, most of it (2004 through 2010) as Director of Terrorism Studies in the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and also served as a Senior Fellow for the U.S. Joint Special Operations University (2011-2019).
Christine Boelema Robertus is a Junior Researcher at Leiden University.
Dr. Gregory D. Miller is Associate Professor at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), a Department of Defense graduate program offering an 11-month Master’s Degree in Campaign Planning and Strategy for senior officers. JAWS is part of the National Defense University, located at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Miller teaches core courses in the Strategy Department as well as the terrorism elective.
Rashmi Singh is an Associate Professor of the Post-Graduate Program in International Relations at PUC Minas. She holds a bachelor's degree in History from Delhi University (Delhi, India), a master's degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) and a doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She has regional expertise in the Middle East and South Asia.
Professor Dr. Tore Bjørgo (born 1958) is professor at the University of Oslo and Director at its “Center for Research on Extremism: The Extreme Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence” (C‑REX). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where he has been Professor of Police Science (since 2004) and Research Director (2005-2007).
Dr. John F. Morrison is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He is the programme director for the BPS accredited BSc in Criminology and Psychology. He is also currently developing an MSc in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies, due to start in the academic year 2019/20.
Bart Schuurman works as a researcher for the ISGA on various projects, including a dissertation on the development of the Hofstad group. In addition, his research focuses on strategic negotiations between governments and non-state actors, the influence of public support on the course of terrorism-related conflicts, the military theoretician Carl von Clausewitz and obstacles to Western success in so-called 'asymmetric conflicts'.
Dr. Aaron Y. Zelin’s experiences researching and working in the academic and policy world provides him with a unique ability to bridge the gap between academically rigorous research and providing a practical way of understanding complex and nuanced issues, especially as it relates to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world.
Dr. Leah Farrall has worked in government and private enterprise and has held academic roles at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and Massey University. She is the author of The Arabs at War in Afghanistan and her work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and Perspectives on Terrorism. Dr Farrall formerly served as a Senior Counterterrorism Intelligence Analyst with the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan is a Professor of Liberal Studies at Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan. He has published 20 monographs and anthologies, including Apocalypse, Revolution and Terrorism: From the Sicari to the American Revolt against the Modern World (2019) and the first volume in the Routledge Distinguished Scholar series Radical Religion and Violence: Theory and Case Studies (2015).
Dr. Craig Whiteside is an Associate Professor for the US Naval War College, and is a co-author of The ISIS Reader: Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement (Hurst/Oxford, 2020). A West Point graduate, he has practiced counterterrorism and counterinsurgency as the deputy of a paratroop battalion fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and many others in the belts south of Baghdad during the pivotal period of 2006-7. He is also a fellow at the ICCT-The Hague and George Washington Program on Extremism.
Joshua Sinai, Ph.D. is a Washington-based writer and educator. He is also the Book Reviews Editor of Perspectives on Terrorism. He can be reached at Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judith Tinnes, Ph.D., is a Professional Information Specialist. Since 2011, she works for the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID). Additionally, she serves as Information Resources Editor to ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’. In her editorial role, she regularly compiles bibliographies and other resources for Terrorism Research. She wrote her doctoral thesis on Internet usage of Islamist terrorists and insurgents (focus: media-oriented hostage takings).
Jodi Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in editing from the University of New Hampshire. She works as a marketing copywriter and editor in New Hampshire and has been on the editorial team of Perspectives on Terrorism since 2016.
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Eric Price (Editorial Assistant) is an independent Information Services professional who worked for over 25 years for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna in the field of nuclear safety and security. He has extended his expertise to terrorism and political violence, servicing, inter alia, in the past the UN Terrorism Prevention Branch in Vienna.
Brody McDonald is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford where he researches political violence, extremism, and technology. He is also an Associate Fellow with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) and an Affiliate of the Canadian Network on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS). He previously served as a Policy Advisor to the Government of Cananda and as a Researcher with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Genocide Prevention.
Olivia Kearney is the Community Building Officer for project CRAAFT (Collaboration, Research and Analysis Against Financing of Terrorism) at RUSI Europe, funded by the European Union and she is based in London. She works to build and engage a network to promote cross-border connectivity and greater counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and its neighbourhood. Prior to joining RUSI, she served as a project assistant for the International Centre for Counter Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague.
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