Benjamin Kuipers. Essays on Terrorism.
Law Enforcement Executive Forum 6(5): 189-198, 2006.


The following three essays discuss the causes and cures for terrorism. They were written at particular points in time and include references to specific events, but the principles they describe are timeless, I believe. "How to Defeat Terrorism" was written in May 2004, at a time when the U.S. occupation of Iraq could see no light at either end of the tunnel. "Identifying Terrorists as a Diagnosis Problem" was written in December 2002 as a critique of the proposed "Total Information Awareness" program. It has been lightly edited to remove references to TIA, since many people have forgotten it. "The Seeds of War (a parable)" was written shortly after 9/11.