Amateurism : the new terrorist strategy
Justin, V. Hastings
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The attacker in the December 2014 Sydney hostage crisis was not a 'lone wolf', but an amateur, part of a growing trend that international terrorst groups have encouraged. This strategy works because it uses the amateurism itself to evade standard counterterrorist practices, expands potential targets, and takes advantage of governments' overreaction to terrorism.
RSIS Commentaries, 018-15
Nanyang Technological University