Studying Terror - the Life and Work of David Rapoport

Analysis by our Distinguished Fellow Prof. Jeffrey Kaplan

David C. Rapoport, one of the first scholars of terrorism, the pioneer of the study of religious terrorism passed away in February 2024 at the age of 95, leaving behind a profound legacy. This article reflects on his life and contributions to the field, highlighting his groundbreaking work in understanding religious terrorism and his development of the four waves theory of modern terrorism.

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