Dr. Bale has studied extremist and terrorist groups for nearly two decades – long
before it suddenly became “fashionable” in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy – and has
published numerous articles on terrorism, right-wing extremism, Islamism, and covert
operations. He is updating a large book manuscript on neo-fascist terrorist networks in
Cold War Europe, co-editing a volume on New Religious Movements and Extremist Politics,
and preparing three new monographs, one on Islamist networks operating in Europe, another
on the alleged links between dissident left- and right-wing radicals in the West and
Islamist groups, and still another on “conspiracy theories” about 9/11 and other major
terrorist attacks. His research responsibilities at MonTREP include preparing detailed
terrorist group profiles and other in-depth qualitative studies on terrorist ideologies,
motivations, and operational techniques. 

Articles

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Introduction, Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions (2009)

An introduction is presented to this special issue which focuses on aspects of Islamism, political...

 

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Islamism and Totalitarianism, Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions (2009)

Ever since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and even more so since the spectacular attacks by...

 

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The Chechen Resistance and Radiological Terrorsm, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Issue Brief (2004)
 

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Ricin Found in London: An al-Qa`ida Connection? (with Anjali Bhattacharjee, Eric Croddy, and Richard Pilch), Center for Nonproliferation Report (2003)
 

Books

Contributions to Books

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Terrorists as State "Proxies": Separating Fact from Fiction, Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates & the Use of Force (2012)
 

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Jihadist Ideology and Strategy and the Possible Employment of WMD, Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction (2009)
 

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Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat (with Gary A. Ackerman), WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices (2009)
 

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Hiding in Plain Sight in Londonistan, Denial of Sanctuary: Understanding Terrorist Safe Havens (2007)
 

Book Reviews

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Deciphering Islamism and Terrorism: Review Article, Middle East Journal (2006)

Review of:

From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism by...

 

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Deadly Connections: States That Sponsor Terrorism, by by Daniel Byman, Middle East Journal (2006)

Review of Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism by Daniel Byman. Cambridge and NY: Cambridge...

 

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Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults, by Janja Lalich, e-Extreme Newsletter (2005)

Review of Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults by Janja Lalich. Berkeley: University of...

 

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The Beast Reawakens, by Martin A. Lee, Terrorism and Political Violence (1998)

Review of Martin A. Lee, The Beast Reawakens, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1997. ISBN...