Security Expert: Current Counterterrorism Policy Won’t Work Against ISIS

Monday, November 16, 2015
NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Audrey Kurth Cronin, director of the international security program at George Mason University, about her article in Foreign Affairs in which she explains why counterterrorism won’t stop the latest jihadist threat.

NPR, Weekend Edition Saturday: Feeling Heightened Pressure, ISIS Apparently Broadens Strategy 

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Audrey Kurth Cronin, director of George Mason University’s international security program, discusses the attacks in Paris, ISIS’ apparent responsibility — and what it means for the group’s strategy.

Audrey Cronin Interviewed on New Books in History

Friday, May 28, 2010
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 EndsVisit New Books in History.

Audrey Cronin Interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered

Thursday, May 6, 2010
Islamist terrorist groups want to strike inside the U.S. But do they have the ability to pull off such attacks nowadays? Terrorism expert Audrey Kurth Cronin talks to Robert Siegel about the outreach of the Taliban and al-Qaida in the wake of a failed car bombing in Times Square. Visit NPR’s All Things Considered

Audrey Cronin Interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition

Monday, April 26, 2010
“There is a lot of reporting on how terrorist groups get started and how they develop, but very little about how they end. Obama administration officials have been saying for weeks that its drone attacks over the past year have got al-Qaida on the run, but experts say it isn’t just drone attacks that are weakening al-Qaida. The group is defeating itself.” Visit NPR Morning Edition

US decision looming on Afghanistan, PRI’s The World (BBC)

September 29, 2009
The World’s Jason Margolis reports on the debate over what the US should do next in Afghanistan. The Obama administration faces a key choice: send in more troops or focus on counter-terrorism.

Audrey Cronin Interviewed on Illinois Public Media, WILL 580 AM

November 6, 2009
How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns by Audrey Kurth Cronin, Ph.D., Professor Strategy at the U.S. National War College and Senior Associate in the Changing Character of War Program, University of Oxford.


Audrey Kurth Cronin: CNAS 2015 Annual Conference – A Better Strategy for Fighting ISIS (YouTube Link)

Published on Jul 7, 2015 Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Audrey Kurth Cronin: What To Do About ISIS (YouTube Link)

Streamed live on Mar 31, 2015 (Council on Foreign Relations)
Experts discuss the Islamic State group and possible U.S. options in responding to the crisis in Iraq and Syria.

Audrey Kurth Cronin: Counterterrorism Won’t Work Against ISIS (YouTube Link)

Published on Dec 19, 2014 (Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs)
George Mason professor Audrey Cronin says that ISIS is structure more like a state so using counterterrorism or counterinsurgency strategies against them is ill-advised.

BREAKING – Terrorism Too Fight Focused on Drones Kurth Cronin (YouTube Link)

Published on Jun 19, 2013
Audrey Kurth Cronin, professor at George Mason University, examines the United States’ use of drones in the war on terrorism and why she believes the program has come to rely too much on the tool. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.

How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns (YouTube Link)

Published on Jan 15, 2013
How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns, Audrey Kurth Cronin
Professor, Public Policy

Audrey Kurth Cronin discusses the Arab Spring, counterterrorism policy, and the end of Al Qaeda (YouTube Link)

Published on Sep 26, 2011 (nextagenda)
Leading terrorism and counterterrorism theorist, Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin of George Mason University (former professor of war and statecraft at the National War College) discusses the various ways terrorist organizations end and relates recent events to the potential demise of al Qaeda.

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