On the Need to Fight Terror with Reason
After every such incident, that search is renewed: why did this happen? Is it religion? Poverty? How do we stop it? But maybe we are asking the wrong questions - sharpening the same tools again and again will do us no good if they weren’t the right tools. What we need instead is an examination of whether we’re looking at the problem the right way to begin with. That perspective comes from 14 years of studying extremism, terrorism and sectarian conflict in the field.