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Terrorism Publication

Clearly, not everything in the Middle East centers around terrorism, despite the impression one might get from the news or even at times this blog.  However,  it obviously is a very real phenomenon, and understanding it is key.  In light of that, I’m linking today to a fairly new publication called Perspectives on Terrorism, the journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative (disclosure: the current author is a new member and will have an article on al-Qaeda in Yemen published there in February, but he urges readers not to hold that against them).   This journal does not deal entirely with the Middle East, which is right, but there is a good bit about it, including Robert Kelly's look at Iraq's tribal structure and Nicole Stracke's discussion of Arab prisons.  



Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill is a freelance writer currently based out of Chicago. He has lived in Egypt and in Yemen, and worked as a writer and editor for the Yemen Observer publishing company. He currently is an analyst with the Jamestown Foundation.