Institute member Stuart Gottlieb published a letter to the editor of the New York Times, in which he underscores the importance of trying to understand (and defeat) the political ideology that drives radicalization and compels people to join violent movements.

“The hard reality,” Gottlieb argues, “is that the longer a militant movement… appears to be ‘winning’… the greater the numbers (and diversity) of the recruits it will be able to net across countries and communities.”

Read his response here.