By Colin P. Clarke: Non-resident Senior Fellow in the National Security Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Key takeaways from this article
The most defining feature of international terrorism in 2023 will be its diversity, reflected by the broad array of ideologies and grievances motivating plots and attacks.
The challenge of dealing with “everyday extremists” remains, as lone actors influenced by accelerationism and other forms of violent extremism radicalize online and seek to conduct real-world acts of politically and ideologically motivated violence.
The threat landscape may now appear far more inchoate, which makes it difficult to combat, but it may also be less potent as a result. For terrorism and counterterrorism analysts, 2023 will be among the most unpredictable years in recent memory.