Books

The Institute publishes peer-reviewed books on defence and security; terrorism, violent extremism, and radicalization; governance, statecraft, and conflict management; transnational crimes and strategic threats; and diplomacy and foreign relations. These publications seek to inform policymaking, support peacemaking initiatives, and critically analyze issues in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

THE GLOBALIZATION OF TERRORISM: FROM SICARIIS, ASSASSINS TO ISIS

The Globalization of Terrorism: From Sicariis, Assassins to ISIS is an analysis of terrorism from both historical and international relations perspective. The book sheds light on the contentious subject of terrorism, tracking its beginning from antiquity, to the Middle Ages, and its subsequent globalization in the contemporary times. The focus on contemporary terrorism intersects the dizzying pace, frequency, religionized and globalized nature of recruitment and attacks that have become major threats to national and international security.

Author: Mustafa Y. Ali, Ph.D.

THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF TERRORISM AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM: AN ANALYSIS (VOLUME I)

Terrorism and violent extremism remain pervasive and massively lethal to humanity. Their dynamism and numerous inflection points have made it problematic to employ a one-size-fits-all approach or strategy. Scholars and practitioners have, however, continued to enrich this discourse, and The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: An Analysis (Volume I) is the first of the two-book volumes series conceived from an international conference on terrorism and violent extremism organized by the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies in April 2018 in Nairobi (Kenya) in an attempt to address this problem Read More

Editors:  Mustafa Y. Ali, Ph.D., Mumo Nzau, Ph.D., and Hassan Khannenje, Ph.D.

THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF TERRORISM AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM: POLICY AND PRACTICE (VOLUME II)

The debate on how to effectively counter terrorism has been pushed into the forefront of policymaking deliberations, and Africa, and the world at large, would greatly benefit from the continued conversation on this subject. Prevention of terrorism requires careful, meticulous, and dispassionate evaluation of current strategies and approaches to inform the design and implementation of new policies. This volume is the second of a two-book volumes series conceived from an international conference on terrorism and violent extremism organized by the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies in April 2018 in Nairobi (Kenya) Read More

Editors: Mustafa Y. Ali, Ph.D., Mumo Nzau, Ph.D., and Hassan Khannenje, Ph.D.