The average American recruited by the Islamic State is more likely to be Caucasian or African American, born in the United States, younger, and less educated than those recruited by al Qaeda. An accurate understanding of the demographic profile of persons drawn to terrorist groups—and how it has changed over time—may help policymakers improve counterterrorism efforts. Read more »
Policy Currents is a weekly overview of RAND research and analysis on today’s most pressing issues. Available as both a newsletter and a five-minute podcast, Policy Currents helps you better understand the world.
The Congressional Relations’ National Security newsletter includes the latest research by RAND’s three national security Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. We serve the public interest by helping lawmakers reach informed decisions on the nation’s pressing challenges. www.rand.org/congress