Prof. John Horgan
John Horgan is Professor of Global Studies and Psychology at Georgia State University. Professor Horgan has a PhD in applied psychology, and his research examines the psychology of terrorist behaviour. His most recent book is The Psychology of Terrorism 2nd Edition. His current research projects examine individual trajectories into, and out of, terrorism; radicalisation and de-radicalisation; children’s involvement in terrorism; self-concealment in terrorist groups; and the relationship between religious conversion and radicalisation to violent extremism.
Collecting data on the number of terrorist attacks is a delicate task. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) developed a baseline Terrorism Threat Assessment. This assessment used open source data to present an assessment of terrorism in 32 countries across four categories: (1) Terrorist Attacks, (2) (Returning) Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTF), (3) […]
Introduction Academic research began to focus specifically on terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s, although it would take until the 9/11 attacks before the burgeoning field took on its current form and significantly increased output. From those early days in the mid-to-late twentieth century onwards, terrorism research has had a distinctly applied focus, with a […]
Introduction In Syria and Iraq, the general consensus is that Islamic State (IS) has been militarily defeated, but the terror group is now popping up elsewhere and breathing new life into its global caliphate. In an April 29 video, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi mentioned that pledges of allegiance from the Khorasan region had been […]