Beware the Women of ISIS: There Are Many, and They May Be More Dangerous Than the Men​

  ICSVE is proud to announce our new report by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.d. released August 21, 2017 in the Daily Beast "This report from the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism raises frightening questions about women returning from the ‘caliphate’—if they can return at all. Editor’s Note: As police tracked down the members of the cell … [Read more...]

ISIS Once Again Silences its Enemies in Turkey

  ICSVE's new Brief Report by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. Once again ISIS cadres have penetrated from Syria into Turkey and carried out an assault on those brave enough to speak out against them.  Monday evening (April 10th), thirty-six year-old Syrian journalist, Muhammed Zahir al Serkat, was shot in the center of Gaziantep (a Turkish town near the border of Syria) on Doktor Kemal Ahi … [Read more...]

Issue #84 Cover Story: Preventing Home Grown Terrorism: Lessons learned from the Boston Bombings

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. In April of 2013 Americans suffered another al Qaeda related terrorist attack—two nearly simultaneous bombings at the Boston Marathon that resulted in the killing of three and injury of hundreds more.  It wasn’t the worst al Qaeda related terrorist attack on U.S. soil - 9-11 has that distinction.  Nor was it among the first.  There have been many—including a previous attack on the World Trade … [Read more...]