ICSR Book Launch – The End of Terrorism?
In his new book, Professor Leonard Weinberg, considers not the beginning or origins of terrorism but how groups that use terrorism end. Terrorism as a tactic is unlikely to disappear, however virtually all the groups that employed terrorist violence during the 1960s and 1970s have passed from the scene in one way or another.
Professor Weinberg argues that current violent Islamist groups like their predecessors are bound to bring their operations to an end. Rather than discussing the de-radicalization of individuals the book analyses how terrorist groups are defeated, or defeat themselves.
Professor Weinberg, one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of terrorism and political violence, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at ICSR and a visiting Professor at the War Studies Department, King’s College London.