Religious Fundamentalism

  • Morsi's presidential campaign poster

    Commentary

    Muslim Brotherhood Failing to Learn from Mistakes

    The Muslim Brotherhood is falling into the same trap of overreach exhibited by the Egyptian military when the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) held the reins of authority during the first 16 months of the transition, writes Jeffrey Martini.

    Oct 18, 2012

  • Report

    Muslim Brotherhood Challenged by Generational Divides

    The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic political movement that headed the national government in Egypt until its ouster in the summer of 2013, faced a generational divide that posed significant challenges to the group as it worked to extend its role in Egyptian society.

    Oct 18, 2012

  • Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen October 2008

    Commentary

    Awlaki's Death Hits al-Qaeda's Social Media Strategy

    Though Awlaki will be difficult to replace—since he effectively coupled both propaganda and operations—al-Qaeda will continue to plan attacks overseas against Western targets, writes Seth Jones.

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Periodical

    Periodical

    Beyond the Shadow of 9/11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks warrants a thoughtful review of America's progress and future strategy. In this RAND Review cover story, RAND experts offer perspectives on Afghan-led solutions, ways to counter al Qaeda, air passenger security, and compensation for those affected by terrorism.

    Sep 1, 2011

  • News Release

    News Release

    European Terrorism Trends Examined

    Although most European terrorism plots of jihadist inspiration over the last five years appear to have been conducted independently, the most serious ones have tended to involve operational connections to groups operating outside of Europe.

    Jul 6, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    European Terrorism Trends Examined

    Although most European terrorism plots of jihadist inspiration over the last five years appear to have been conducted independently, the most serious ones have tended to involve operational connections to groups operating outside of Europe.

    Jul 6, 2011

  • Testimony

    Testimony

    The Muslim Brotherhood in the West: Characteristics, Aims and Policy Considerations

    Testimony presented before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence on April 13, 2011.

    Apr 13, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    Deradicalization Process Is Essential Part of Fighting Terrorism

    Counter-radicalization programs in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Europe indicate that deradicalizing Islamist extremists may be even more important than getting them to simply disengage from terrorist activities.

    Nov 9, 2010

  • Entrance to HM Prison Manchester (Strangeways)

    Brochure

    Reform or Radicalisation?

    Is prison a training ground for extremists? RAND Europe explores radicalisation and recruitment in European prisons.

    Mar 11, 2010

  • Report

    Report

    New Book Provides Unique View Into Mind of Fanatical Jihadists

    David Aaron, a veteran U.S. diplomat and director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, has compiled a wide range of writings by Islamic terrorists that offer an unusual window into their mentality. The book, "In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad," is a virtual encyclopedia of jihadist rhetoric written by the terrorists themselves.

    Sep 16, 2008

  • Report

    Report

    The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey: The Nation’s Role in Western Security Efforts

    While Muslim-majority Turkey may be the linchpin to promoting liberal Islam worldwide, relationships between the nation’s secular government and religious forces have shifted in the past decade, with implications for the future of Islam in the region and the world.

    Jun 2, 2008

  • Report

    Report

    Radicalization or Rehabilitation: Understanding the challenge of extremist and radicalized prisoners

    Seeks to provide a preliminary overview of the challenges posed by radicalized and extremist prisoners, and to explore the potential for the radicalization of young European Muslims in the prison environment.

    Mar 24, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    A War of Nerves in Turkey

    A War of Nerves in Turkey in Project Syndicate (an association that distributes commentaries to 291 newspapers in 115 countries)

    May 12, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    Building Moderate Muslim Networks

    Drawing on the U.S. and allied experience during the Cold War building democratic networks, this study develops a ''road map'' for building moderate Muslim networks to counter the message of Islamist radicals in the war of ideas within Islam.

    Mar 8, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    Subversion and Insurgency

    Subversion is a critical insurgent tool, but it has long been ignored by policymakers and analysts. This paper presents a set of case studies to explore the elements of subversion and discusses preliminary ideas for combating subversive activities in the context of the "long war" against violent Islamic extremism.

    Feb 13, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    Al Qaeda and Its Affiliates: A Global Tribe Waging Segmental Warfare

    Because Al Qaeda and its affiliates operate much like a global tribe, this paper describes the dynamics of classic tribes: what drives them, how they organize, and how they fight.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Just Conduct of War Against Radical Islamic Terror and Insurgencies

    The author's analysis considers justice from the eyes of the people among whom terrorist and insurgents hide.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    George Michael, The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right [Book] Review]

    Book review of George Michael: The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Report

    Report

    U.S. Should Greatly Expand Efforts to Undermine Support for Terrorism

    To defeat the global jihadist movement, the United States should move beyond the boundaries of conventional counter-terrorism and seek to undermine support for Islamic terrorism within Muslim nations.

    Oct 25, 2006

  • Report

    Report

    Humor-auch fur Musliminnen die scharfste Waffe: [Humor in the Muslim World - the Cartoon Controversy and the Rest of the Story]

    Autocracy in the Middle East has bred a rich tradition of subversive political jokes; contrary to myths about Muslim oversensitivity, humor has long been expertly wielded by Muslim reformers and enjoyed from the Muslim club to the Muslim street.

    Aug 24, 2006