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.
Since President Trump attempted to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the United States, the question which Muslims are ‘moderate Muslims’ and which are potential ‘radical Islamist terrorists’ has gained new relevance. While some Muslim leaders deny any connection between their religion and terrorism, it is undeniable that many terrorists claim to act in […]
This Report engages in a comparative analysis of ISIS’s Dabiq and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazines in order to ‘reverse engineer’ lessons for CT-CVE strategic communications. It examines how Dabiq and Inspire deploy messaging that is strategically designed to appeal to its audiences and drive their radicalisation. This study particularly focuses on how […]
This essay builds on Kyle Orton’s recent article for BICOM’s series on “The Day After ISIS,” which comprehensively lays out the political, social, and military conditions that will determine whether the Islamic State (IS) will survive the current efforts to defeat it in Syria and Iraq. I want to focus on some of the interesting aspects of […]