Violent Salafi Jihadism
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Lisa Palmieri (CHDS cohort 1402) is part of DHS working in intelligence and analysis. In this episode of the Reflecting Pool podcast, Bijan and Lisa discuss how Violent Salafi Jihadism (VSJ) motivated the September 11 hijackers, but it is poorly understood by homeland security practitioners because of the muddled definitions that abound in the homeland security discourse. She talks about the importance of using precise language to define this threat in order to achieve a common understanding of the VSJ movement and develop a unified national strategy is warranted.
Read Palmieri’s thesis: Would the U.S. Benefit From a Unified National Strategy to Combat Violent Salafi Jihadism? [pdf]
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