It's not new, the first "wave" occurred well over a century ago. And it's not irrational. On the contrary - terrorism is a conscious choice made by rational actors, says Hans. It's a strategy serving specific purposes. Terrorists aim to create chaos, provoke an overreaction and portray themselves as a credible and legitimate power.
Deconstructing terrorism won't make it any less ominous, but it helps free societies find defensive strategies.
terrorism as a strategy, and as a form of communication. thought-provoking analysis by @stellapolaris10 at Karlberg Palace with @criscomse.— per stromsjo (@stromsjo) March 12, 2016