Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies by Ajit Maan

By Ajit Maan

Understanding and harnessing the persuasive powers of narrative is vital to U.S. and overseas counter-terrorism efforts. there's an pressing have to comprehend the narrative strategies of terrorist recruitment and an equivalent if no longer higher have to destabilize and take advantage of the weaknesses of these narratives.
Maan makes a connection, precise to terrorism stories, among the mechanisms of colonizing narratives and mental struggle aimed toward the recruit. the ability of either is dependent upon misidentification, either sorts of narratives motivate participants to take activities opposite to their top pursuits, and either are insidious: they're persevered internally with no the implementation of exterior actual force.
While those narrative ideas were strong, Maan makes the argument, additionally certain to terrorism reports, that specific sorts of compositional constructions lend themselves to manipulation and the weak spot of these constructions could be exploited from a safety standpoint.

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