Media & Communication

“I say to you: that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.” –Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qa`ida

Modern terrorists want a lot of people dead, and a lot of people watching. Media and communication tools are key to achieving that goal. Our research on the topic unpacks the role media and evolving communication tools, techniques, and technology plays for various terrorist organizations.

Sentinel Articles

Al-Qa`ida’s Five Aspects of Power
Learning from Adel Hammouda’s Work on Militant Islamist Movements
The Sakinah Campaign and Internet Counter-Radicalization in Saudi Arabia
Propaganda and Peace Deals
Engaging Islamists in the West
Lessons Learned from the September 2007 German Terrorist Plot
Al-Qa`ida’s “MySpace”
Al-Qa`ida’s Extensive Use of the Internet
Countering Terrorist Use of the Web as a Weapon

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