In the past 18 years, Arie Perliger, Ph.D., was engaged in extensive study of issues related to terrorism and political violence. His studies appeared in seven books and monographs, and in numerous articles and book chapters and were cited in more than 1,000 academic texts. Perliger was also engaged in training practitioners from various agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and ICE, and has provided professional briefings to high-ranking 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.
James Forest, Ph.D., is the author of close to 20 books. Forest teaches graduate courses on terrorism and counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction. He is a fellow at the Joint Special Operations University with a security clearance whose expertise is sought on a variety of national international threats – not only by the military, but also by media outlets, who turned to him, especially, in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
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