In this insightful interview with Dr. Tim Wilson, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, we explore various facets of contemporary terrorism and its research. He addresses the challenges in intelligence agencies’ response to terrorism and the media’s portrayal of the term. The conversation includes insights on innovative research methods and non-Western perspectives in terrorism studies.
Dr. Wilson highlights the Handa Centre’s initiatives in bridging academia and industry in this field, clarifies misconceptions among terrorism studies students, and comments on the impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on terrorism research.
- Evolution of Terrorism Tactics since 9/11
- Accessibility of Terrorism Tools
- Understanding the Financial Mechanisms in Terrorism
- The Critical Role of Money in Facilitating Terrorism
- Tactics and Trends in Terrorist Recruitment
- Intelligence Agencies’ Response to Terrorism
- Media’s Overuse of the Term ‘Terrorism’
- Innovative Research Methods in Terrorism Studies
- Exploring Non-Western Perspectives in Terrorism Research
- Bridging Academia and Industry in Terrorism Research
- Spotlight on Handa Centre’s Terrorism Research Initiatives
- Crafting a Stellar Dissertation in Terrorism Studies
- Common Misconceptions Among Terrorism Studies Students
- The Impact of Israel-Hamas Conflict on Terrorism Research
Dr. Tim Wilson, currently serving as the Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, is a distinguished historian specializing in the diverse impacts of political violence.
Dr. Wilson has extensively explored terrorism perpetrated both by governments and their adversaries. His latest publication, ‘Killing Strangers – How Political Violence Became Modern,’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2020, further solidifying his expertise in this complex field.
Also, I would like to mention another book: ‘Contemporary Terrorism Studies’ Edited by Diego Muro and Tim Wilson published by Oxford University Press in 2022 which belongs to one of my favourite textbooks.