The Enigma of Lone Wolf Terrorism: An Assessment

  title={The Enigma of Lone Wolf Terrorism: An Assessment},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Spaaij},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={854 - 870}
  • R. Spaaij
  • Published 16 August 2010
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Lone wolf terrorism remains an ambiguous and enigmatic phenomenon. The boundaries of lone wolf terrorism are fuzzy and arbitrary. This article aims to define and analyze the main features and patterns of lone wolf terrorism in fifteen countries. Lone wolf terrorism is shown to be more prevalent in the United States than in the other countries under study. The cross-national analysis suggests that in the United States lone wolf terrorism has increased markedly during the past three decades; a… 
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