The Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism Now Has a Newsletter!

Follow this newsletter for short analysis on important topics in extremism and terrorism from our students and experts.

Hello everyone, I’m Alex Newhouse, the Research Lead at Middlebury’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism. CTEC is a fairly new research center that’s dedicated to mixed-methods analysis of some of the most important issues of our day, such as white supremacist accelerationism, the use of technology in propaganda, and the dangers of extreme conspiracy theories.

In addition to research, we’re also devoted to providing research and mentorship opportunities for graduate students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, and undergraduates at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Our student researchers are trained in open-source intelligence collection and analysis, and they have produced some incredible work, such as a report on the Boogaloo Movement, a mixed-methods dive into COVID-19 misinformation, and a survey of Portuguese- and Spanish-language extremist Internet communities.

We are now launching a newsletter, to be published at a to-be-determined frequency, to highlight more of the amazing work our experts and students conduct every day. In this newsletter, you can expect:

  • Analyses of current events in terrorism and extremism;

  • Descriptions of how we use OSINT tools to conduct our research;

  • Explanations of conspiracy theories, ideologies, memes, terms, and slang.

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, subscribe and keep an eye out for the first iteration of CTEC’s newsletter, coming soon!