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Dr. Paul Kamolnick

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Dr. Paul Kamolnick is is presently full professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, East Tennessee State University. He is the sole author of two books, co-editor of one, and has sole-authored several articles, review essays, and reviews for journals including Sociological Theory, Terrorism and Political Violence, Perspectives in Terrorism, and Small Wars Journal. Dr. Kamolnick teaches courses in social theory, sociology of religion, and the sociology of global terrorism. His present research interests foci include analyzing mechanisms of terrorist radicalization, deradicalition, and disengagement; and, the national security implications of newly-emergent post-autocratic Islamist-influenced Muslim-majority nation-states. Dr. Kamolnick holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Paul Kamolnick

  • Countering Radicalization and Recruitment to Al-Qaeda: Fighting the War of Deeds

    June 13, 2014

    Authored by Dr. Paul Kamolnick.
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    Fighting the War of Deeds begins by taking deeds seriously—deadly serious—as action, policy, and communication. As communication, deeds furnish the U.S. Government a uniquely potent means for countering al-Qaeda’s terrorist propaganda effectively, and also building longer-term alliances based on mutuality with the Arab and Muslim world.

  • Delegitimizing Al-Qaeda: A Jihad-Realist Approach

    March 14, 2012

    Authored by Dr. Paul Kamolnick.
    Preventing radicalization and recruitment to al-Qaeda’s terrorism is vital to U.S. national security. This monograph suggests a distinct “jihad-realist” approach for partially accomplishing this elusive strategic objective.