Publications

Terrorism
Speckhard, A. (2012). Talking to Terrorists: Understanding the psycho-social motivations of militant jihadi terrorists, mass hostage takers, suicide bombers and "martyrs". McLean, VA: Advances Press.

Speckhard, A., Jacuch, B., & Vanrompay, V. (2012). Taking on the persona of a suicide bomber: A thought experiment. Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(2), 51-73. Retrieved from 

Anne Speckhard, Verleye, G., & Jacuch, B. (2012). Assessing psycho-social resilience in diplomatic, civilian & military personnel serving in a high-threat security environment during counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in Iraq. Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(3)

Laurie Fenstermacher, Larry Kuznar, Tom Rieger, and Anne Speckhard, eds. Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement  Published by the US Department of Defense Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) effort and the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Joint Chiefs of Staff and executed by STRATCOM/GISC and DDRE/RRTO, January 2010 

Speckhard, Anne (2010) Contextual and Motivational Factors in the Pathways to Radicalization: Why Location Matters, in Laurie Fenstermacher, Larry Kuznar, Tom Rieger, and Anne Speckhard, eds. Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement  Published by the US Department of Defense Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) effort and the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Joint Chiefs of Staff and executed by STRATCOM/GISC and DDRE/RRTO, January 2010 

 

Speckhard, Anne (2010) Prison and Community Based Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs for Extremists Involved in Militant Jihadi Terrorism Ideologies and Activities Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats: Current Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Root Causes, the Role of Ideology, and Programs for Counter-radicalization and Disengagement  Published by the US Department of Defense Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) effort and the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Joint Chiefs of Staff and executed by STRATCOM/GISC and DDRE/RRTO, January 2010 

Speckhard, Anne  (2010) “Prison and Community Based Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs for Extremists Involved in Militant Jihadi Terrorism Ideologies and Activities” - Conflict and Terrorism

Speckhard, Anne (2010) Research Challenges involved in Field Research and Interviews
Regarding the Militant Jihad, Extremism and Suicide Terrorism, Democracy & Security 5, 199-222.

Speckhard, A. (2009). Militant Jihad in Europe: Fighting Home Grown Terrorism. In T. M. Pick, A. Speckhard & B. Jacuch (Eds.), Home-Grown Terrorism: Understanding and addressing the root causes of radicalisation among groups with an immigrant heritage in Europe. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Speckhard, Anne (2009) Challenging Militant Jihadi Ideologies, RUSI Monitor, 8 (3)  22-24.

 

Speckhard, Anne - Female Suicide Bombers in Iraq, Democracy & Security, 2009

 

Speckhard, Anne (2008) The Emergence of Female Suicide Terrorists. Studies in Conflict and Terrroism Volume 31:1-29, 2008.

 

Speckhard, Anne and Akhmedova, Khapta (2007) Black Widows and Beyond: Understanding the Motivations and Life Trajectories of Chechen Female Suicide Terrorists in Cindy Ness (Ed.) Women Terrorists and Militants: Agency, Utility and Organization Taylor and Francis, 2007.

 

Speckhard, Anne "De-Legitimizing Terrorism: Creative Engagement and Understanding of Psycho-Social Processes Involved in Ideological Support for Terrorism" Connections Winter Issue (I) (2007)

 

Speckhard, Anne "The New Global Jihad, 9-11 and the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Changes in Mindset and Modus Operandi" Democracy & Security Volume 2 (pp.1-12) (2006)

 

Speckhard, Anne & Akhmedova, Khapta "The New Chechen Jihad: Militant Wahhabism as a Radical Movement and a Source of Suicide Terrorism in Post-War Chechen Society" Democracy & Security 2:1-53, 2006

 

Speckhard, Anne Defusing Human Bombs: Understanding Suicide Terrorism in Jeff Victoroff ed. Tangled Roots: Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism (2006)

 

Speckhard, Anne, Suicide Terrorism - Genesis of in G. Fink (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Stress. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd.

 

Speckhard, Anne, Sacred Terror: Insights into the Psychology of Religously Motivated Terrorism in Radicalism: Christianity, Islam and Judaism between Constructive Activism and Destructive Fanaticism, USCIA, Antwerp Belgium (2006)

 

Anne Speckhard Khapta Akhmedova The Making of a Martyr: Chechen Suicide Terrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, volume 29, Issue 5, pgs. 1-65. 2006

 

Speckhard, Anne & Akhmedova, Khapta Black Widows: The Chechen Female Suicide Terrorists, in Yoram Schweitzer ed. Female Suicide Terrorists Jaffe Center Publication, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006.

 

Akhmedova, Khapta & Speckhard, Anne, Tangled Roots: A Multi-Causal Analysis of the Genesis of Suicide Terrorism: The Chechen Case Jeff Victoroff ed. Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism (2006)

 

Speckhard, Anne & Akhmedova, Khapta “Talking to Terrorists”. Journal of Psychohistory, Fall (2005) 33, 126-156.

 

Speckhard, Anne. “Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Countering Human Bombs and Their Senders” in Topics in Terrorism: Toward a Transatlantic Consensus on the Nature of the Threat" (Volume I) Eds. Jason S. Purcell & Joshua D. Weintraub Atlantic Council Publication 2005.

 

Speckhard, A., Tarabrina, N; Krasnov, V. & Mufel, N. “Stockholm Effects and Psychological Responses to Captivity in Hostages Held by Suicidal Terrorists” in S. Wessely & V. Krasnov eds. Psychological Responses to the new Terrorism: A NATO Russia Dialogue, IOS Press. (2005)

 

Anne Speckhard & Khapta Akhmedova, “Mechanisms of Generating Suicide Terrorism: Trauma and Bereavement as Psychological Vulnerabilities in Human Security – The Chechen Case”, in Jill Donnelly Ed. NATO Science Series, 2004.

 

Anne Speckhard “Soldiers for God: A Study of the Suicide Terrorists in the Moscow Hostage Taking Siege" The Roots of Terrorism: Contemporary Trends and Traditional Analysis" Edited by Oliver McTernan, NATO Science Series, Brussels, 2004.

 

Anne Speckhard, Nadejda Tarabrina, Valery Krasnov & Khapta Akhmedova, Observations of Suicidal Terrorists in Action: The Chechen Terrorist Takeover of a Moscow Theater (2004)

 

Speckhard, A; Tarabrina, N; Krasnov, V & Mufel, N. “Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Responses in Hostages Held by Suicidal Terrorists in the Takeover of a Moscow Theater” Journal of Traumatology Volume 11, Issue 1 (March, 2005).

Resilience to Terrorism

 
Anne Speckhard, Verleye, G., & Jacuch, B. (2012). Assessing psycho-social resilience in diplomatic, civilian & military personnel serving in a high-threat security environment during counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in Iraq. Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(3). Retrieved from 

Verleye, Gino and Speckhard, Anne (2011) “Military and Diplomatic Personnel Engaged in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism Operations” in Laurie Fenstermacher, Special Rapporteur and Anne Speckhard, editors Social Sciences Support to Military Personnel Engaged in Counter-Insurgency and Counter-Terrorism Operations: Report of the NATO Research and Technology Group 172 on Social Sciences Support to Military Personnel Engaged in Counter-Insurgency and Counter-Terrorism Operations Symposium held in St. Petersburg, Russia June 18-20, 2009.

 

Speckhard, A. (2006) Prevention strategies and promoting psychological resilience to bioterrorism through communication.  In M.S. Green, J. Zenilman and D. Cohen (Eds.), Risk assessment risk and communication strategies in bioterrorism preparedness.

Speckhard, A., Tarabrina, N;  Krasnov, V. & Mufel, N. “Stockholm Effects and Psychological Responses to Captivity in Hostages Held by Suicidal Terrorists” in S. Wessely  & V. Krasnov eds. Psychological Responses to the new Terrorism: A NATO Russia Dialogue, IOS Press (2005).

Speckhard, A.“Civil Society’s Response to Mass Terrorism: Building Resilience” in Combating Terrorism – Military and Non Military Strategies, Rohan Gunaratna editor, Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, 2005.

Speckhard, A.,Tarabrina, N. Krasnov, V. &  Mufel. N.     Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Responses in Hostages Held by Suicidal Terrorists in the Takeover of a Moscow Theater Traumatology, Vol. 11, Issue 1 2005, 3-21.

Speckhard, A.  Inoculating Resilience to Terrorism: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Responses in U.S. Military, Foreign & Civilian Services Serving Overseas After September 11th .  Traumatology, 8 (2), June 2002 pp. 105-122.

Speckhard, A.  Acute Stress Disorder in Diplomats, Military and Civilian Americans Living Abroad Following the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on America.  Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, Vol 34(2), Apr 2003, 151-158.

 

Holocaust
•Speckhard, A. Beyond the Pale: Chronicles of the Minsk Ghetto and Holocaust in Belarus. Historical manuscript in pre-publication process. 2003.

•Speckhard, A. “Minsk” - Entry for the Encyclopedia on Nazi Ghettos, Martin Dean editor U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. 2005.

•"Bearing Witness over Time: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Aging in Survivors of the Holocaust in Belarus" Chapter in the conference proceedings of “Camp of Trostinetz and Problems of Genocide during the Second World War”, Belarusian State University, April 25, 2002. Minsk, Belarus. 2002.

•"The Story is not yet Finished, Memories for the Future: A Report of Holocaust Oral Histories from Belarus" Chapter in the conference proceedings Places of Destruction in Belarus: The History of the Minsk Ghetto and Concentration Camp of Trostenez IBB Dortmund, Germany. 2002.

 

Toxic Traumas

 

•Anne Speckhard Psycho-Social & Physical Outcomes of Technological Disaster: Information as a Traumatic Stressor in Norma Berkowitz ed. A Chernobyl Reader, University of Wisconsin Press 2005.

•Speckhard, A. “Mental Health Effects of Technological Disaster: The Psychological Aftermath of Toxic Contamination” in Living in the Aftermath of Chernobyl: A Reader Norma Berkowitz, Ed. (2001)

•Kronik, A., Akhmerov, R. & Speckhard, A. "Trauma & Disaster as Life Disrupters: A Computer Assisted Model of Psychotherapy Applied to Adolescent Victims of the Chernobyl Disaster" Professional Psychology: Research and Practice Vol 30 (6) pp. 586-599. (1999)

•Speckhard, A. "Voices from the Inside: Psychological Responses to Toxic Disasters" in Toxic Turmoil: Johan Havenaar, Evelyn Bromet & Julie Cwikel, Eds. (pp 217-236). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum (2002)

 

Posttraumatic Responses to Pregnancy and Abortion
•Speckhard, A., & Rue, V. (2012). Encyclopedia of trauma: An interdisciplinary guide. In C. Figley (Ed.): Sage Publications.

 

•Speckhard, A., & Mufel, N. (2005). Transitioning to the West: Gender Attitudes about Contraception and Pregnancy in a Former Soviet Union Country. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health(Summer), 289-302.

 

• Mufel, N. & Speckhard, A. Contraceptive Behavior and Sexual Education in the Republic of Belarus. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Journal of Pre and Perinatal Psychology.

•Speckhard, A., & Mufel, N. (2003). Universal Responses to Abortion? Attachment, Trauma and Grief Responses in Women Following Abortion. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health. 18 (1) Fall.

 

• Mufel, N., Speckhard, A. & Sivuha, S. Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Abortion in a Former Soviet Union Country. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health Vol 17 (1) 2002. pp. 41-61.

 

•Speckhard, A. "Traumatic Death in Pregnancy: The Significance of Meaning & Attachment in Death & Trauma: The Traumatology of Surviving” Charles Figley, Brian Bride, & Nicholas Mazza, Eds. Taylor & Francis, 1996.

 

•Speckhard, A. “Adolescents & Abortion: When Coping Mechanism Turns Traumatic Stressor” The Brown University Child & Adolescent Newsletter, 1996.

•Speckhard, A. “Abortion: Coping Mechanism Turned Traumatic Stressor” Psychotherapy News 1996.

 

•Speckhard, A & Rue, V. "Complicated Mourning: Dynamics of Impacted Post Abortion Grief," Journal of Pre- and Peri-Natal Psychology (invited article) 1993.

 

•Rue, V. & Speckhard, A. "Informed Consent & Abortion: Issues in Medicine and Counseling," Medicine & Mind (invited article) 1992. 7 pp. 75-94

 

•Speckhard, A. & Rue, V. Postabortion Syndrome: An Emerging Public Health Concern Journal of Social Issues, Vol.48, No. 3, 1992, pp.95-119

 

•Rue, V. & Speckhard, A. Post Abortion Trauma: Incidence and Diagnostic Considerations Medicine and Mind, 1991; VI, 1-2:57-73

 

•Speckhard, A. The Mental Health Effects of Abortion on Women Testimony Given to the House Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives March 16, 1989

 

•Rue, V. Speckhard, A. "The Psychological Aftermath of Abortion: A White Paper." Prepared for Rogers, D., & Franz, W. the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 1987.
•Speckhard, A. Psycho-Social Stress Following Abortion , 1987, Sheed & Ward Publishers, Kansas City, MO.