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 emeritus. 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 Constitutional Law; Structure and Rights in our Federal System (2017); National Security Law (Aspen, 2012) and Counterterrorism Law (Aspen, 2011).
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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 […]