The Islamic State English-Language Online Magazine Rumiyah (Rome): Research Guide, Narrative & Threat Analysis and U.S. Policy Response

The TRC is proud to present the latest e-book by Robert J. Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker.

The work is divided into an introduction to this subject matter, the placing of Rumiyah in context with an overview of the magazine and the new Islamic State eBooks promoted within it, a comparative analysis of the themes and narratives found within each issue focusing on the topical areas of end state, enemy, recruitment, and TTPs (generalized), and a selected study of IS attacks directed against the West and their interrelationship to Rumiyah. It also provides a discussion of the ‘Just Terror’ tactics promoted in the magazine, and provides U.S. governmental recommendations to counter and mitigate the production and distribution of the magazine as well as its effects upon its readership and the violent outcomes expressed in terrorist actions. A comprehensive glossary of Arabic terms and jargon utilized in the magazine—which provides for a better understanding of Islamic State worldviews and also for deeper understanding of the individual magazine issues when independently read—is also included at the end of this text.

Rumiyah Book

New TRC Book Released

The Terrorism Research Center has released the seminal work on counterterrorism issues. Developed over the course of 10 years, the book “Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory, is meant to help facilitate the gulf between those engaging in applied aspects of counterterrorism–essentially early warning, pre-emption response, mitigation, and consequence management–and those who are studying the underlying components of terrorism itself–e.g. how to define it, its causation, radicalization processes, group evolutionary patterns, and incident lessons learned–in order to better understand this phenomena for counterterrorism research purposes. Often such a diverse grouping of professionals and scholars are not found together in a project such as this because their paths do not normally cross.With over fifty contributors to this work–including internationally recognized scholars.

Contributors incude:

  • Dr. John Arquilla
  • Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter
  • Matt Begert
  • Dr. Stefan Brem
  • Michael Brooks
  • Dr. Robert J. Bunker
  • Rick Y. Byrum
  • Lisa J. Campbell
  • Irina A. Chindea
  • Dr. Martin van Creveld
  • James P. Denney
  • Matthew G. Devost
  • T. Kessara Eldridge
  • Adam Elkus
  • Dr. Fadi Essmaeel
  • Dr. Christopher Flaherty
  • Phillip W. Fouts
  • Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
  • Dr. Russell W. Glenn
  • Scott Gerwehr
  • Dr. Lester W. Grau
  • Thomas Greco
  • Dr. Daniel S. Gressang IV
  • Dr. Rohan Gunaratna
  • Dr. Thomas X. Hammes
  • Jennifer (Demmert) Hardwick
  • Daniel P. Heenan
  • Dr. Brian K. Houghton
  • Ali A. Jalali
  • Brian Michael Jenkins
  • Dr. Peter Katona
  • Hal Kempfer
  • Dr. David Kilcullen
  • James T. Kirkhope
  • Dr. Scott P. Layne
  • Ernest (Ernie) J. Lorelli
  • Dr. Prem Mahadevan
  • Paul M. Maniscalco
  • Kevin R. McCarthy
  • Jason Pate
  • William C. Patrick III
  • Ralph Peters
  • Dr. Raymond Picquet
  • Caitlin Poling
  • Byron Ramirez
  • John Robb
  • Dr. David Ronfeldt
  • Mitchell D. Silber
  • Dr. Joshua Sinai
  • Dr. Erroll G. Southers
  • Dr. John P. Sullivan
  • Michael Tanji
  • Dr. Gregory F. Treverton
  • Donald E. Vandergriff
  • G.I. Wilson

Fifth Dimensional Operations: Space-Time-Cyber Dimensionality in Conflict and War – A Terrorism Research Center Book

Examples of 5th dimensional practical applications derived from advanced weaponry which generates an ‘invisible pain barrier’ and a video camera & infrared attachment which allows for crossing the human-sensing dimensional barrier and seeing into barricaded rooms.

Fifth Dimensional Operations: Space-Time-Cyber Dimensionality in Conflict and War-A Terrorism Research Center Book

Body Cavity Bombers: The New Martyrs (A Terrorism Research Center book)

For those of us who must address future terrorist threats, we must reconcile the unthinkable with the possible. In so doing, we must also not create an environment conducive to use by terrorists in creating a climate of fear. Robert Bunker and Christopher Flaherty in their Body Cavity Bombers: The New Martyrs have met these challenges by presenting a threat that has been murderously enhanced since “mules” secreted drugs in their bodies to escape detection by customs and police. Terrorists now have the capability to surgically implant explosives in body cavities thus becoming a new type of suicide bomber. Those in the front line of identifying and taking necessary action to counter these new techniques of destruction would be well advised to read Dr. Bunker and Dr. Flahertys’ realistic assessment.

Now available for purchase at:

Body Cavity Bombers: The New Martyrs: A Terrorism Research Center Book

Terrorism Research Center Reconstitutes as Non-Profit Organization

WASHINGTON DC, April 19, 2012 – The original co-founders of the Terrorism Research Center (TRC) are pleased to announce the organization has been re-established as a non-profit entity to continue the mission of raising public awareness on terrorism related issues and establish a knowledge-base of security related research and analysis. The new organization’s website and public knowledge base can be found online at

First established on April 19, 1996, the year anniversary of the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing, the TRC operated for 15 years as a commercial entity providing research, analysis, and training on issues of terrorism and international security.

The three original co-founders, Matthew Devost, Brian Houghton, and Neal Pollard, will reconstitute a new board of directors, comprised of researchers, first responders and academic and professional experts.
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