Terrorism in time of the pandemic: exploiting mayhem

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  • By Arie Kruglanski, Rohan Gunaratna, Molly Ellenberg, and Anne Speckhard

Arie Kruglanski, a Minerva-funded researcher and colleagues’ international study was recently published in the peer-reviewed Global Security: Health, Science, and Policy. This article illustrates and discuss terrorism trends that have manifest during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider the threat these trends pose to the world’s security. “Terror organizations are exploiting gaps in security, and the general burdens on societies that the pandemic imposes and are pushing forward their ideologies as a cure for fear, frustration, and panic”, proclaims Professor Kruglanski.