J.M. Berger

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The Decapitation Will Not Be Televised

The Islamic State has taken its propaganda cues from modern dystopian fiction. It should have paid closer attention.

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Europe Cracks Down

After attacks in Paris, Sydney, and Canada, Western countries are flexing counterterrorism muscles. But civil liberties, not would-be jihadis, will be the casualty.

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What Should We Do With Lone-Wolf Attackers?

What should we do with lone-wolf attackers who are mentally unstable or deranged? Are they terrorists, too?

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War on Error

We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.

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The Greatest Enemy of Privacy Is Ambiguity

If we can't define what it means to be left alone, don't be surprised when the government comes knocking.

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Twitter’s Week of Reckoning

One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.

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Omar and Me

My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist.

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Zero Degrees of al Qaeda

How Twitter is supercharging jihadist recruitment.

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About J.M. Berger

J.M. Berger is co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror and a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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