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ICSR Future Actions Series: The Culture of Global Jihad


In the third paper of this series, intelligence analyst Jeff Cozzens looks at the culture of global jihad and why it presents Western Governments with a unique strategic and operational challenge.

Some Western counter-terrorism approaches, he argues, appear particularly vulnerable, and might inadvertantly exacerbate the threat. Left unaddressed, these challenges will increase in complexity, scope, and possibly, severity.

The paper makes several poignant recommendations, including the leveraging of Islamist ‘decision-brokers’ as a way of offsetting these approaches.