Expert Sitings: Loretta Napoleoni
Loretta Napoleoni, an economist and advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is the author of Terror Inc.: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism.
The Terrorism Knowledge Base (TKB), a database run by the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, is one of the Web’s best terrorism resources. The site offers background information on the history, locations, and tactics of terror organizations, as well as profiles of key terror leaders.
The French-language Web site of Switzerland-based TerrorWatch contains the most comprehensive list of terror organizations across the globe.
The Search for International Terrorist Entities Institute (SITE) is an independent organization that tracks and analyzes terrorists and their supporters. SITE’s Web site includes a weekly summary of terrorism events and a list of pending court cases against terror groups. It also archives terrorist Web pages located by SITE staff over the last several years.
The Web site of the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), an Israeli think tank, is the best place for online research on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Islamist terrorism. The site features regularly updated news items and links to Israeli and foreign government Web sites. I use it to look up research papers on terrorism and search for historical data and government documents.
Link Voyager hosts various Web directories, including a searchable list of 175 Web sites with information on terrorism, divided into subject categories, such as the psychology of terror and threat assessments.