Another MHR (“most highly recommended”) Podcast of a Late Night Live (LNL) program on ABC Radio National (only available online another few weeks).
Dr Marc Sageman, an expert on terrorism and counter-terrorism, uses historical analogies to argue that Islamic jihadism does have a limited shelf life. He believes that the zeal of jihadism is self-terminating and that eventually its followers will reject violence as a means of expressing discontent. Given this scenario, do we have our counter-terrorism strategy right? — blurb on the LNL Leaderless Jihad program website.
Additional links to Marc Sageman’s works:
Foreign Policy Research Institute site: Understanding Terror Networks by Marc Sageman
University of Pennsylvania Press site blurb: Understanding Terror Networks, Marc Sageman
The Journal of International Security Affairs: The Normality of Global Jihadi Terrorism by Marc Sageman