Washington, D.C.–New technologies have dramatically expanded the global reach of terrorist groups, and a new BPC staff paper, Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online, explores the digital world’s ungoverned territory.
“To prevail, governments will have to deny jihadists the ability to operate securely in these digital realms,” Blaise Misztal, national security director at BPC, said.
“The focus on these technologies, however, should not obscure the larger struggle of ideas that will determine the success of the campaign against jihadist terrorism,” he said.
BPC is holding a related event today at 10 a.m. with remarks by Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of cyber and international communications and information policy at the State Department, followed by a panel discussion.
Blaise Misztal is available for comment