James Piazza’s research examines a wide variety of themes regarding terrorism, including its socioeconomic roots, its relationship with minority rights, democratic governance and human rights violations, the role that religion plays in terrorist movements, and how demographic changes affect attitudes toward counterterrorism.
from USA Today January 9, 2020
"The president has so thoroughly alienated traditional U.S. allies, I am not very optimistic that he will be able to put more pressure on Iran with allied help and support," Piazza said.
from USA Today January 4, 2020
"The PMF has vowed further acts of revenge against the U.S. for the airstrikes," Piazza told USA TODAY. "It may become impossible for the Iraqi government to balance Sunnis and Shiites."
from WPSU March 16, 2021
Piazza talks about why it seems to have taken so long for the U.S. to recognize domestic terrorism as a threat and what 20 years of studying international terrorism can teach us about radicalization and deradicalization.
from Scroll.in October 1, 2020
"Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study I recently did on the connection between political rhetoric and actual violence."