Prof. William C. Banks
William C. Banks is Syracuse University (SU) College of Law Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and SU Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs. During 2015-2016, Banks was Interim Dean of Syracuse Law. The Founding Director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at SU, under his leadership, INSCT has risen from its inception in 2003 to become a recognised leader in research and education on national and international security and terrorism. Banks is the co-author of leading books in the field of national security and counterterrorism law and policy, including. Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military (Harvard, 2016); New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare (Columbia, 2011); and the textbooks National Security Law (Aspen, 2012) and Counterterrorism Law (Aspen, 2011).
You can find his full biography here.
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 […]