We tried to contain the terrorism problem in Afghanistan from a distance before 9/11. Look how well that workedCritics question need for big Afghan force Sep 08, 2009
There are a different type of terrorist groups with differing levels of expertise and different types of terror tacticsEcoterror is real terrorism, say experts Mar 14, 2002
This incident was a compound failure of both intelligence and physical security, leaving prevention to the last line of defense -- the passengers themselvesScreening could have detected explosives Dec 27, 2009
We're in novel territory when the weapon is a keyboard and not a bombInternet terror case described Feb 01, 2010
The key shift in the past couple of years is the increasingly prominent role in planning and operations that U.S. citizens and residents have played in the leadership of al-Qaida and aligned groups and the higher number of Americans attaching themselves to these groupsConcern heightens as 9-11 approaches Aug 26, 2011
Bruce Hoffman is the Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and a specialist in the study of terrorism and counter-insurgency. He previously was Director of the RAND Corporation's Washington Office (1998-2006), Vice President for External Affairs at RAND (2001-2004) and held the RAND Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency (2006-2006). Hoffman's publications include the books Inside Terrorism (1998; 2nd expanded and revised edition 2006); and, The Failure of Britain's Military Strategy in Palestine, 1939-1947 (1983). He is the editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; and, the series editor of Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, published by Columbia University Press. He holds a BA from Connecticut College and a B.Phil. and D.Phil. from University of Oxford.