Countering Terrorism; Analyses of the Purveyors
Byline: Joshua Sinai, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Jerrold Post's "The Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to Al-Qaeda" provides a framework for understanding modern-day terrorism's psychological mindset. Such an approach is crucial, Dr. Post argues, because in order to deter terrorists in a way that is effective and durable one must understand their psychology and motivations. Dr. Post's framework is applied to more than 15 terrorist groups, some of whom began their operations in the late 1960s.
Dr. Post, a psychiatrist and veteran terrorism analyst, is currently professor of psychiatry and political psychology at George Washington University. Earlier, he had a 21-year career at the CIA, …
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Publication information: Article title: Countering Terrorism; Analyses of the Purveyors. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 15, 2008. Page number: A19. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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