The Conjunction of Terrorist Opportunity

The CTO Framework aims to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for thinking about the range of immediate causes of terrorist events (and how these in turn are caused by more distant factors such as political conflicts), and the counterpart range of intervention principles intended to block, weaken or deflect those causes. The causes in question are both terrorist offender-oriented (e.g. predisposition to extremist violence) and situational (e.g. unprotected target of attack).

The paper contains this diagram summarising the causal elements:

Terrorism and design

Publications – terrorism, evolution, design and technology

The following publications cover the relation between terrorism and evolution, both psychological, cultural and technological.