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Arie Perliger


Arie Perliger
Arie Perliger, Ph.D.Professor and Director of Security Studies

Research Interests

Political Violence and Extremism, Security Policy and Politics, Far-Right Politics (Europe, US and Israel), Political Socialization, Middle Eastern Politics, Research Methodology (SNA).

Education

  • Ph D: Political Science, (2007), University of Haifa - Haifa, Israel
    Supporting Area: Terrorism and Political Violence, Security Policy and Politics
  • MA: Political Science, (2002), University of Haifa - Haifa, Israel
  • BA: Political Science and Education, (2000), University of Haifa - Haifa, Israel

Biography

Dr. Arie Perliger is a Professor and the director of the graduate program in security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Before his arrival to UML, Dr. Perliger was the Director of Terrorism Studies and Associate Professor at the Combating Terrorism Center and Department of Social Sciences, US Military Academy at West Point.
In the past 18 years, Dr. Perliger was engaged in extensive study of issues related to terrorism and political violence, security policy and politics, politics and extremism of the Far Right in Israel, Europe, and the US, Middle Eastern Politics and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of political violence. His studies appeared in seven books and monographs, and in numerous articles and book chapters and were cited in more than 1300 academic texts. Dr. Perliger was also engaged in training practitioners from various agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and ICE. Additionally, he provided professional briefings to high-rank officials from the government and military such as The Secretary of the Army, Army Chief of Staff, and SOCOM, AFRICOM, NORTHCOM and JSOC commanders. Dr. Perliger is also engaged in informing the public via contributions to various media platforms. His articles/interviews appeared, among others, in the NY Times, BBC and Newsweek.
Dr. Perliger is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Democracy and Security, member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and a regular reviewer for various publishers and journals such as Columbia University Press, Chicago University Press, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics and Journal of Peace Research.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Medal of Superior Civilian Service Award (2016), Teaching - Department of the Army, US Government
  • Certificate of Appreciation (2015), Service, Professional - Department of Joint, Interagency and Multinational Operations, Command and General Staff College

Selected Publications

  • Perliger, A., Palmieri, M. (2019). Mapping Connections and Cooperation between Terrorist and Criminal Entities. Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism, 1--13.
  • Perliger, A. (2019). Terrorism and Religion: Palestine.
  • Dmello, J.R., Perliger, A. (2019). Terrorism: International (pp. 1--8). Springer, Cham
  • Sweeney, M.M., Perliger, A. (2018). Explaining the spontaneous nature of far-right violence in the United States. Perspectives on Terrorism, 12(6) 52--71.
  • Weinberg, L. (2018). Fascism, Populism and American Democracy. Routledge.
  • Perliger, A., Milton, D. (2018). Fighting together? understanding bilateral cooperation in the realm of counterterrorism. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 11(3) 199--220.
  • Pedahzur, A., Gutierrez, L., Perliger, A. (2018). Israel: Can terrorism be curbed? (pp. 574--584). Routledge
  • Perliger, A., Sweeney, M.M. (2018). United States--Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS: the failure to defeat Jihadist terror (pp. 260--280). Routledge
  • Perliger, A. (2017). Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism. By John Mueller and Mark Stewart. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 408p. $31.95 cloth. Perspectives on Politics, 15(4) 1206--1208.
  • Perliger, A. (2017). Terrorism Networks. Oxford University Press
  • Perliger, A. (2017). The Role of Civil Wars and Elections in Inducing Political Assassinations. Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism, 40(8) 684--700.
  • Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). 14 Immigrant integration, political radicalization and terrorism in Europe: some preliminary insights from the early millennium (2000--2010). Handbook on Migration and Social Policy, 265.
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2016). Counter cultures, group dynamics and religious terrorism. Political Studies, 64(2) 297--314.
  • Perliger, A., Milton, D. (2016). From cradle to grave: the lifecycle of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria. US Military Academy-Combating Terrorism Center West Point United States
  • Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). Immigrant Integration and Terrorism in Europe: Some Preliminary Insights from the Early Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). Immigrant Integration, Political Radicalization and Terrorism In Europe: Some Preliminary Insights from the Early Millennium (pp. 265-291). New York: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Post, R., Hudson, D., Mitchell, D., Bell, P., Perliger, A., Williams, R. (2016). Rethinking the water-food-climate nexus and conflict: An opportunity cost approach. Applied economic perspectives and policy, 38(4) 563--577.
  • Post, R., Hudson, D., Mitchell, D., Bell, P., Perliger, A., Williams, R. (2016). Rethinking the Water-Food-Climate Nexus and Conflict: An Opportunity Cost Approach. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, 38(4) 563-577.
  • Perliger, A., Koehler-Derrick, G., Pedahzur, A. (2016). The Gap Between Participation and Violence: The Challenges of Aggregation in Terrorist ‘Profile’ Studies ’. International Studies Quarterly, 60(2) 220-229.
  • Perliger, A., Koehler-Derrick, G., Pedahzur, A. (2016). The gap between participation and violence: Why we need to disaggregate terrorist ‘profiles’. International Studies Quarterly, 60(2) 220--229.
  • Perliger, A. (2015). Comparative framework for understanding Jewish and Christian violent fundamentalism. Religions, 6(3) 1033--1047.
  • Perliger, A. (2015). Comparative Framework for Understanding Jewish and Christian Violent Fundamentalism. Religions, 6(3) 1033-1047.
  • Perliger, A., Zaidise, E. (2015). The Peculiar Victory of The National Camp in the 2013 Israeli Election. Israel Affairs, 21(2) 195--208.
  • Perliger, A. (2015). The Rationale of Political Assassinations. Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
  • Perliger, A. (2015). The Rationale of Political Assassinations. Combating Terrorism Center
  • Perliger, A., (2015). The Peculiar Victory of the National Camp in the 2013 Israeli Elections. Israel affairs .
  • Perliger, A. (2014). Terrorist Networks’ Productivity and Durability: A Comparative Multi-level Analysis. Perspectives on Terrorism, 8(4) 36--52.
  • Perliger, A. (2014). Terrorist Networks’ Productivity and Durability: A Comparative Multi-level Analysis. Perspectives on Terrorism, 8(4).
  • Perliger, A. (2013). Challengers from the Sidelines, Understanding the American Violent Far Right. Combating Terrorism Center
  • Perliger, A. (2012). Challengers from the sidelines: Understanding America's violent far-right. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER
  • Perliger, A. (2012). How democracies respond to terrorism: Regime characteristics, symbolic power and counterterrorism. Security Studies, 21(3) 490--528.
  • Perliger, A. (2012). How Democracies Respond to Terrorism: Regime Characteristics, Symbolic Power and Counterterrorism. Security Studies, 21(3) 490-528.
  • Martin, S., Perliger, A. (2012). Turning to and from terror: Deciphering the conditions under which political groups choose violent and nonviolent tactics. Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(4/5) 21--45.
  • Martin, S., Perliger, A. (2012). Turning to and from Terror: Deciphering the Conditions Under Which Political Groups Choose Violent and Nonviolent Tactics. Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(4-5).
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2011). A Response to Townes. PS: Political Science \& Politics, 44(2) 238--239.
  • Perliger, A. (2011). Democracy in an Ongoing Conflict: The Politics of Defence in Israel (pp. 293--307). Routledge
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2011). Social network analysis in the study of terrorism and political violence. PS: Political Science \& Politics, 44(1) 45--50.
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2011). Social Network Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. PS: Political Science & Politics!!!, 44(01) 45-50.
  • Perliger, A. (2011). The changing nature of the Israeli Reserve Forces: Present crises and future challenges. Armed Forces \& Society, 37(2) 216--238.
  • Perliger, A. (2011). The Changing Nature of the Israeli Reserve Forces: Present Crises and Future Challenges. Armed Forces & Society!!!, 37(2) 216-238.
  • Lahoud, N., DiMeo, D., Jebb, C., Perliger, A., Beitler, R., Ringquist, J. (2011). The'Arab Spring': Investing in Durable Peace. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER
  • Weinberg, L., Perliger, A. (2010). How terrorist groups end. CTC Sentinel, 3(2) 16--17.
  • Brown, L.C. (2010). Jewish Terrorism in Israel. Council on Foreign Relations
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2010). The Consequences of counterterrorist policies in Israel. The Consequences of Counterterrorism, 335--366.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2010). The Fourth Wave. Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy: The Four Waves theory and political violence.
  • Rosenfeld, J.E. (2010). The Fourth Wave: comparison of Jewish and other manifestations of religious terrorism AMI PEDAhzUR AND ARIE PERLIGER (pp. 115--123). Routledge
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2009). Jewish terrorism in Israel. Columbia University Press
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2009). Jewish Terrorism in Israel. Columbia University Press
  • Perliger, A., Hasisi, B., Pedahzur, A. (2009). Policing terrorism in Israel. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(12) 1279--1304.
  • Perliger, A., Hasisi, B., Pedahzur, A. (2009). Policing Terrorism in Israel. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(12) 1279-1304.
  • PEDAHZUR, A., Perliger, A., ZAIDISE, E. (2009). The Nature of Existential Threats to Democracies. Existential Threats and Civil-security Relations, 61.
  • Perliger, A. (2008). Guest Editor's Introduction for the Special Volume on the July--August 2006 War Between Israel and Hezbollah. Taylor \& Francis.
  • Ben-Dor, G., Pedahzur, A., Canetti-Nisim, D., Zaidise, E., Perliger, A., Bermanis, S. (2008). I versus we: Collective and individual factors of reserve service motivation during war and peace. Armed forces \& society, 34(4) 565--592.
  • Ben-Dor, G., Pedahzur, A., , , Perliger, A., (2008). I versus We: Collective and Individual Factors of Reserve Service Motivation during War and Peace. Armed Forces and Society.
  • Weinberg, L., Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2008). Political parties and terrorist groups. Routledge.
  • Weinberg, L., Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2008). Political Parties and Terrorist Groups (10:). Routledge
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2008). Political Parties and Terrorist Groups. Extremism and Democracy. Taylor \& Francis
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A., Bialsky, A. (2007). Explaining suicide terrorism. Understanding global terror, 37--56.
  • Perliger, A. (2006). A Review of: “Robert. A. Pape: Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Ami Pedahzur: Suicide Terrorism Farhad Khosrokhavar (Translated by David Macey): Suicide Bomber: Allah’s New Martyrs Diego Gambeta (Ed.): Making Sense of Suicide Missions”. Democracy and Security, 2(2) 299-305.
  • Perliger, A. (2006). A Review of:“Robert. A. Pape: Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Ami Pedahzur: Suicide Terrorism Farhad Khosrokhavar (Translated by David Macey): Suicide Bomber: Allah's New Martyrs Diego Gambeta (Ed.): Making Sense of Suicide Missions”. Taylor \& Francis Group
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2006). Coping with suicide attacks: Lessons from Israel. Public Money and Management, 26(5) 281--286.
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2006). Coping with Suicide Attacks: Lessons from Israel. Public Money and Management, 26(5) 281-286.
  • Perliger, A., Canetti-Nisim, D., Pedahzur, A. (2006). Democratic attitudes among high-school pupils: The role played by perceptions of class climate. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 17(1) 119--140.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2006). Introduction: characteristics of suicide attacks (pp. 21--32). Routledge
  • Perliger, A. (2006). Making Sense of Suicide Missions. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR \& FRANCIS LTD 2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK~…
  • Perliger, A., Eubank, W.L. (2006). Middle Eastern Terrorism. Infobase Publishing
  • Perliger, A., Eubank, W.L. (2006). Middle Eastern Terrorism. Infobase Publishing
  • Perliger, A. (2006). Suicide Bomber: Allah's New Martyrs. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR \& FRANCIS LTD 2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK~…
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2006). The Changing Nature of Suicide Attacks - A Social Network Perspective. Social Forces, 84(4) 1987-2008.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2006). The changing nature of suicide attacks: a social network perspective. Social forces, 84(4) 1987--2008.
  • Parhan, G., Peahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2005). Coping with terrorism in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, Jerusalem [in Hebrew].
  • Pahran, G., Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2005). Countering Terrorism in Urban Environment – The Case of Jerusalem. Jerusalem Institute
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A., Canetti-Nisim, D. (2005). Democratic Attitudes Among High-School Pupils: The Role Played by Perceptions of Class Climate. School Effectiveness and School Improvement,, 17(1).
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A., Zalmanovitch, Y. (2005). The Defensive Dimension of the Battle against Terrorism - An Analysis of Management of Terror Incidents in Jerusalem. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 13(2) 79-91.
  • Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A., Zalmanovitch, Y. (2005). The defensive dimension of the battle against terrorism--an analysis of management of terror incidents in Jerusalem. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 13(2) 79--91.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2004). An alternative approach for defining the boundaries of ‘party families’: examples from the Israeli extreme right-wing party scene. Australian Journal of Political Science, 39(2) 285--305.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2004). An Alternative Approach for Defining the Boundaries of ‘Party Families’: Examples from the Israeli Extreme Right-Wing Party Scene. Australian Journal of Political Science, 39(2) 285-305.
  • פדהצור, ע., פרליגר, א., Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2004). The Challenge of Extremist Parties to Democratic Regimes: The Israeli Example/האתגר של מפלגות קיצוניות למשטרים דמוקרטיים: ישראל כדוגמה. תרבות דמוקרטית, 73--108.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2004). The structural paradox of civic education in Israel. Megamot, 43 64--83.
  • Perliger, A., (2004). The Structural Paradox of Civic Education in Israel. Megamot.
  • פדהצור, ע., פרליגר, א., Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2004). The Structural Paradox of Civic Education in Israel/הפרדוקס המובנה של החינוך לאזרחות בישראל. מגמות, 64--83.
  • Pedahzur, A. (2003). A. Perliger, and L. Arie―The making of Suicide Bombers: A Comparative Perspective‖ in The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes, 1.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A., Weinberg, L. (2003). Altruism and fatalism: The characteristics of Palestinian suicide terrorists. Deviant Behavior, 24(4) 405--423.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A., Weinberg, L. (2003). Altruism and Fatalism: The Characteristics of Palestinian Suicide Terrorists. Deviant Behavior, 24(4) 405-423.
  • Perliger, A., Weinberg, L. (2003). Jewish self-defence and terrorist groups prior to the establishment of the state of Israel: Roots and traditions. Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, 4(3) 91--118.
  • Perliger, A., Weinberg, L. (2003). Jewish Self-Defense and Terrorist Groups Prior to the Establishment of the State of Israel: Roots and Traditions. Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions!!!, 4(3) 91-118.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2003). The causes of vigilante political violence: The case of Jewish settlers. Civil Wars, 6(3) 9--30.
  • Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A. (2003). The Causes of Vigilante Political Violence: The Case of Jewish Settlers. Civil Wars, 6(3) 9-30.
  • Perliger, A. (2003). Zealotry and vengeance: the quest of a religious identity group. FRANK CASS CO LTD NEWBURY HOUSE, 900 EASTERN AVE, NEWBURY PARK, ILFORD~…

Selected Presentations

  • Fighting Together? Understanding Bilateral/Multinational Cooperation In The Realm Of Counterterrorism - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, February 2015 - New Orleans, LA
  • What Makes a Terrorist, A New Approach to The Study of Terrorists’ Profiles - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, February 2015 - New Orleans, LA
  • Fighting Together? Understanding Bilateral/Multinational Cooperation In The Realm Of Counterterrorism - ISAC-ISSS Annual Meeting, November 2014 - Austin, TX
  • Turning to and from Terror: Deciphering the Conditions under Which Political Groups Choose Violent and Nonviolent Tactics - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Violence From the Sidelines: The American Violent Far-Right - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • What Makes A Terrorist, A New Approach To the Study of Terrorist Profiles - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Terrorist Networks’ Productivity and Durability – A Comparative Multi-level Analysis - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, March 2011 - Montreal, Canada
  • Immigrant Integration and Terrorism in Liberal Democracies - International Studies Association Annual Meeting, February 2010 - New Orleans, LA
  • Explaining Religious Terrorism, April 2009 - Williamstown, MA
  • Understanding Religious Terrorism - Department of Political Science, October 2008 - Stony Brook, NY
  • Countering Al-Qaeda - Conference on the Current Terrorist Enemies of the United States: Prospects for a New U.S. Administration, September 2008 - Austin, TX
  • Explaining the Dominancy of Offensive Approaches in Modern Counterterrorism - The American Political Science Association Meeting, August 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Understanding Contemporary Islamic Terrorist Networks - The American Political Science Association Meeting, September 2007 - Chicago, IL
  • The Consequences of Counterterrorist Policies in Israel - The American Political Science Association Meeting, September 2006 - Philadelphia, PE
  • The Changing Nature of Suicide Attacks: A Social Network Perspective - The American Political Science Association Meeting, September 2005 - Washington, DC
  • The Merit of Defensive Coping with Suicide Terrorism: Lessons Based on the Israeli Case Study - The American Political Science Association Meeting, September 2004 - Chicago, IL
  • The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing - World Conference on Democracy and Global Security, June 2004 - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Becoming Democratic Citizens? The Effects of Civic Education on Political Attitudes among High school Students in Israel - The Twenty Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2002 - Berlin, Germany
  • The Profile of the Suicide Terrorist - CSTPV 3rd annual international conference on Islamic extremism and Terrorism, June 2002 - St-Andrews, Scotland

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Schusterman Fellowship (2008), Fellowship -
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  • Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2007), Fellowship -
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  • Research Fellow (2002), Sponsored Research - National Security Study Center, University of Haifa
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  • Research Coordinator (), Sponsored Research - Israel Science Foundation
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  • Haifa Municipality Research Grant (), Grant -
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  • Graduate School Extended Fellowship (2002), Fellowship - The University of Haifa
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  • Graduate School Fellowship (2001), Fellowship - University of Haifa
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