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Copycats, Clusters or Networks? What Can We Learn about Chains of Terrorist attacks
Mr Raffaello Pantucci Adjunct Senior Fellow
Mr Raffaello Pantucci
This is a series of papers based on extensive data based research. It is an attempt to understand how emulation in terrorist plotting works. The aim is not to understand how terrorist direction works of large plots (and why groups push certain strategies rather than others, or how they might learn from previous success), but rather to better understand how individuals (lone actor terrorists) are inspired by each other to launch similar terrorist attacks in advance of their chosen ideology. The project is building a large database of terrorist plots, drawing on a wide range of open source data to provide a dataset which the researchers will mine for patterns and understanding. The ultimate goal of the project is to produce a series of research papers, alongside a set of more concise policy papers which will provide recommendations for security officials, policymakers and practitioners.
|Theme:||Singapore and Homeland Security / Terrorism Studies|