Homegrown Terror & Radicalization Policy Reports Archive

Al-Qaeda Central and the Internet (PDF)

March 16, 2010

Al-Qaeda Central now faces a triple communications challenge: staying prominent in an ever more competitive online environment, explaining how its current entanglement in the Afghanistan-Pakistan nexus makes sense in the global jihadist narrative, and trying to change increasingly negative views of suicide bombing and al-Qaeda itself in the Arab-Muslim world.

NETworked Radicalization: A Counter-Strategy (PDF)

May 03, 2007

This report focuses on radicalization in the context of the transnational insurgency that is the global extremist “jihadi” Salafist movement. Further, the report explores the relatively delimited question of how to respond to and counter Internet-facilitated radicalization.

Out of the Shadows: Getting Ahead of Prisoner Radicalization (PDF)

September 19, 2006

Prisons have long been places where extremist ideology and calls to violence could find a willing ear, and conditions are often conducive to radicalization. With the world’s largest prison population and highest incarceration rate, America faces what could be an enormous challenge – every radicalized prisoner becomes a potential terrorist recruit.