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.
Introduction, Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions (2009)
An introduction is presented to this special issue which focuses on aspects of Islamism, political...
Islamism and Totalitarianism, Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions (2009)
Ever since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and even more so since the spectacular attacks by...
The Chechen Resistance and Radiological Terrorsm, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Issue Brief (2004)
Ricin Found in London: An al-Qa`ida Connection? (with Anjali Bhattacharjee, Eric Croddy, and Richard Pilch), Center for Nonproliferation Report (2003)
Jihadist cells and "IED" capabilities in Europe: assessing the present and future threat to the West (2012)
Contributions to Books
Terrorists as State "Proxies": Separating Fact from Fiction, Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates & the Use of Force (2012)
Jihadist Ideology and Strategy and the Possible Employment of WMD, Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction (2009)
Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat (with Gary A. Ackerman), WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices (2009)
Hiding in Plain Sight in Londonistan, Denial of Sanctuary: Understanding Terrorist Safe Havens (2007)
Multiple entries (including “Ba‘thism,” “ODESSA,” “Michael Kühnen,” and “Skinhead Fascism”), World Fascism: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006)
Deciphering Islamism and Terrorism: Review Article, Middle East Journal (2006)
From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism by...
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...
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...