The Geography of International Terrorism

Title:                      The Geography of International Terrorism

Author:                 Richard M. Medina

Medina, Richard M. (2013) and George F. Hepner. The Geography of International Terrorism: An Introduction to Spaces and Places of Violent Non-State Groups. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis

LCCN:    2012044329

HV6431 .M4336 2013


  • Terrorism, geography, and the intersection between them — Terrorist networks in geographic-social hybrid space — The geography of terrorism : aspirational geography and safe havens — Technologies, information, and opportunities for countering the effects of terrorism — Terrorism, risk, and vulnerability — Influences on the future geography of terrorism.


Date Posted:      April 6, 2016

Reviewed by Joshua Sinai, Ph. D.[1]

An important and innovative examination of the role of physical and human geography in shaping the groups that engage in terrorist warfare in terms of their ideology, areas of operation, organizational formations, and modus operandi, and the geospatial methodologies and technologies that are useful in enabling counterterrorism agencies to effectively preempt and counter their terrorist adversaries by identifying and mapping how and where they operate. The concluding chapter discusses factors that influence the future geography of terrorism.

[1] Sinai, Joshua in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (20, 2, Fall/Winter, 2013, p. 122). These reviews present books which examine national security issues that need to be considered in terrorism and counterterrorism analysis. Joshua Sinai is a Washington, DC-based consultant on counterterrorism studies. He can be reached at: Joshua.sinai@

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