Chapter 15: What Next? The Future of Terrorism

Cubukcu and Forst report and discuss research on the nature of biases found in open source terrorism databases. A longitudinal historical dataset on domestic terrorism in Europe is presented and discussed by Jan Oskar Engene. Heng and McDonough discuss the need to develop new analytical frameworks for examining options for countering terrorism. Karin Jordan assesses two crisis intervention techniques available to counselors when catastrophic events occur. Policy alternatives to the war on terrorism are presented and evaluated by Arnd Jürgensen. In Matthew Kemp’s article, an interesting analysis is made of parallels between the modern war on terrorism and the French war in Algeria (1954-1962). Mitton discusses the future regional impact of his posited failure of NATO in Afghanistan on the Pakistan-India rivalry. Jo Morgan analyzes and critiques the utility of American approaches to hate crime legislation as they pertain to Australia. Oliverio and Lauderdale suggest avenues for future research on terrorism. According to Jacek Salij moral suasion, rather than legalistic reactions, is the best approach for counteracting terrorism. Patricia Sullivan discusses the question of why seemingly powerful nations lose limited wars. Gavin Weedon discusses anti-war protest and resistance from within the ranks of the military and veterans.

Journal Article 15.1: Cubukcu, Suat and Brian Forst. “Measuring Terrorism.” Homicide Studies 22:1 (2018).

Journal Article 15.2: Engene, Jan Oskar. “Five Decades of Terrorism in Europe: The TWEED Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research 44:1 (2007).

Journal Article 15.3: Heng, Yee-Kuang and Kenneth McDonagh. “After the ‘War on Terror’: Regulatory States, Risk Bureaucracies and the Risk-Based Governance of Terror.” International Relations 25 (September 2011).

Journal Article 15.4: Jordan, Karin. “Providing Crisis Counseling to New Yorkers After the Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center.” Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families 10:2 (April 2002).

Journal Article 15.5: Jürgensen, Arnd. “Terrorism, Civil Liberties, and Preventive Approaches to Technology: The Difficult Choices Western Societies Face in the War on Terrorism.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 24:1 (February 2004).

Journal Article 15.6: Kemp, Matthew A. “Re-Readings of the Algerian War During the US ‘War on Terror’: Between Recognition and Denial.” Journal of European Studies 38 (June 2008).

Journal Article 15.7: Mitton, John. “The India-Pakistan Rivalry and Failure in Pakistan.” Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis 69:3 (2014).

Journal Article 15.8: Morgan, Jo. “US Hate Crime Legislation: A Legal Model to Avoid in Australia.” Journal of Sociology 38:1 (2002).

Journal Article 15.9: Oliverio, Annamarie and Pat Lauderdale. “Terrorism as Deviance or Social Control: Suggestions for Future Research.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 46:1-2 (2005).

Journal Article 15.10: Salij, Jacek. “The Significance of ‘Ineffective’ Methods of Fighting Terrorism.” American Behavioral Scientist 48:6 (February 2005).

Journal Article 15.11: Sullivan, Patricia L. “War Aims and War Outcomes: Why Powerful States Lose Limited Wars.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 51:3 (June 2007).

Journal Article 15.12: Weedon Gavin. “Military Resisters, War Resistance, and the Ethics of Exposure and Disclosure.” Cultural Studies: Critical Methodologies 14:4 (2014).