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American Forum - Suicide Terrorism

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Assaf Moghadam
February 9, 2009
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EST)

Assaf Moghadam
Assaf Moghadam

ASSAF MOGHADAM is Assistant Professor and Senior Associate at the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he directs West Point's Advanced Terrorism Studies Course and the CTC's Shia Ideology Program. He is also a research fellow with the International Security Program's Initiative on Religion in International Affairs. He is the author of The Globalization of Martyrdom: Al Qaeda, Salafi Jihad, and the Diffusion of Suicide Attacks (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and The Roots of Terrorism (Chelsea House, 2006). Moghadam's articles and book reviews have been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, the Boston Globe, and the International Herald Tribune.

This event is part of…

Business of Intelligence Gathering & Analysis:

During the 2008-2009 academic year the Miller Center Forum hosted a special series on the business of gathering, analysis, dissemination and use of intelligence. The 9-11 tragedy brought to light devastating intelligence failures and raised questions regarding the need to restructure the U.S. intelligence community, its many agencies, operations and procedures.

This series examines these issues in greater detail, as well as assesses significant intelligence strengths by inviting experts from the field to offer their perspectives and policy recommendations. The series will focus on six key areas of interest with respect to intelligence: 1) history, 2) collection, 3) analysis, 4) interagency politics, 5) operations and, 6) legal issues.

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