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Dr. Paul Kamolnick is is presently full professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, East Tennessee State University. He is the sole author of two books, co-editor of one, and has sole-authored several articles, review essays, and reviews for journals including Sociological Theory, Terrorism and Political Violence, Perspectives in Terrorism, and Small Wars Journal. Dr. Kamolnick teaches courses in social theory, sociology of religion, and the sociology of global terrorism. His present research interests foci include analyzing mechanisms of terrorist radicalization, deradicalition, and disengagement; and, the national security implications of newly-emergent post-autocratic Islamist-influenced Muslim-majority nation-states. Dr. Kamolnick holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University.
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Preventing radicalization and recruitment to al-Qaeda’s terrorism is vital to U.S. national security. This monograph suggests a distinct “jihad-realist” approach for partially accomplishing this elusive strategic objective.