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New Review in Journal of Strategic Studies

Peter Krause writes in the most recent issue of Journal of Strategic Studies (October 2010) that How Terrorism Ends “provides a wide-ranging analysis of a subject in its early phases that can serve as a springboard to future studies.” *** Audrey Kurth Cronin observes that despite variation in casualties, objectives, and longevity, all previous terrorism campaigns have had one […]

Global Policy Journal Reviews “How Terrorism Ends”

Dr. Christopher Mackmurdo, a Research Analyst at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, reviews How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns for Global Policy in the October 2010 issue. * * * A counterterrorism (CT) strategy that lacks perspective will not work. An awareness of local and historical trends and contexts, the ability to incorporate lessons […]

“How Terrorism Ends” Mentioned in Review of “Walking away from terrorism”

Richard English, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, reviews “Walking away from terrorism: accounts of disengagement from radical and extremist movements,” by John Horgan (London: Routledge. 2009. 188pp. Pb.: £21.99. ISBN 978 0 41543 944 2). In the review published in International Affairs (86: 4, 2010) below, he compares the work to Cronin’s How Terrorism Ends. * * * Despite […]

“How Terrorism Ends” Reviewed in International Affairs

Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London, UK, reviews How terrorism ends: understanding the decline and demise of terrorist campaigns, for International Affaris (86: 4, 2010). By Audrey Kurth Cronin. Princeton, NJ, and Oxford: Princeton University Press. 2009. 311pp. £20.95. ISBN 978 0 69113 948 7. * * * While the causes of terrorism have long been subject […]

New Books in History: Review and Interview with Audrey Kurth Cronin

Marshall Poe, author of the New Books in History blog that features discussions with historians about their work, interviewed Audrey Kurth Cronin in this May 28, 2010, discussion of “How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns.” It’s one thing to say that the study of history is “relevant” to contemporary problem; it’s another […]

Terrorism Studies: Social scientists do counterinsurgency

In the April 26, 2010, issue of The New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann takes a closer look at three new books on counterinsurgency. *** A few days after the September 11th attacks—which killed seven times as many people as any previous act of terrorism—President George W. Bush declared that the United States was engaged in a global […]

Living History

Michael Burleigh notes ‘‘The most successful terrorist organisations are like judo black belts who know how to leverage an opponent’s strength against them,” in this review of How Terrorism Ends published in Standpoint in March 2010. *** How can terrorist movements be defeated or at least rendered harmless? Two insightful new works point the way forward. Audrey Cronin, a […]

How might our Age of Terror end?

Philip J. Palin writes this review for the National Institute for Strategic Preparedness, published in Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 6, Issue 1 2009 Article 80. *** How might our Age of Terror end? Or – if not the Age – at least the season we have known since September 11, 2001? Audrey […]

Appetite for destruction

Audrey Kurth Cronin’s sober analysis of terrorism and its undoings, Justin Vogt writes, is a welcome change from the sweeping apocalyptic visions that pass for insight in the post-September 11 world. *** In August, Barack Obama dispatched one of his national-security advisers, John Brennan, to deliver the first detailed public explanation of his administration’s approach to counterterrorism. […]