January 16, 2007

Expert on terrorism sheds light

Louise Richardson, executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and author of What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat, is Marty Moss-Coane's January 16, 2007, guest on Radio Times. Ms. Richardson explains terrorists' three major motivations: revenge, glory—to compensate for perceived humiliation, and to provoke the powerful to react—better yet, to over-react—to them. President Bush, she argues, has played directly into their hands. She also outlines her recommendations for effective counterterrorism.