Arie L. Perliger

Dr. Arie Perliger is a Professor and the director of the graduate program in security studies at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In the past 20 years, Dr. Perliger was engaged in an extensive study of issues related to terrorism and political violence, security policy and politics (including the nexus of security and climate change), politics and extremism of the Far Right in Israel, Europe, and the US, Middle Eastern Politics, and the applicability of Social Network Analysis to the study of political violence. His studies appeared in nine books and monographs and in numerous articles and book chapters and were cited in more than 1900 academic texts. His recent book, “American Zealots – Inside Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism,” which was published by Columbia University Press, provides an in-depth analysis of the history and contemporary trends of the violent American far-right. Dr. Perliger was also engaged in training practitioners from various agencies such as the FBI, CIA, and ICE. Additionally, he provided professional briefings to high-rank officials from the government and military, such as The Secretary of the Army, Army Chief of Staff, and SOCOM, AFRICOM, NORTHCOM, and JSOC commanders. Dr. Perliger is also engaged in informing the public via contributions to various media platforms. His articles/interviews appeared, among others, in the NY Times, BBC, CBS News, and Newsweek.

Ph D: Political Science, (2007), University of Haifa – Haifa, Israel
Supporting Area: Terrorism and Political Violence, Security Policy and Politics

MA: Political Science, (2002), University of Haifa – Haifa, Israel

BA: Political Science and Education, (2000), University of Haifa – Haifa, Israel

Perliger, A., Palmieri, M. (2019). Mapping Connections and Cooperation between Terrorist and Criminal Entities. Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism, 1–13.

Perliger, A. (2019). Terrorism and Religion: Palestine.

Dmello, J.R., Perliger, A. (2019). Terrorism: International (pp. 1–8). Springer, Cham

Sweeney, M.M., Perliger, A. (2018). Explaining the spontaneous nature of far-right violence in the United States. Perspectives on Terrorism, 12(6) 52–71.

Weinberg, L. (2018). Fascism, Populism and American Democracy. Routledge.

Perliger, A., Milton, D. (2018). Fighting together? understanding bilateral cooperation in the realm of counterterrorism. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 11(3) 199–220.

Pedahzur, A., Gutierrez, L., Perliger, A. (2018). Israel: Can terrorism be curbed? (pp. 574–584). Routledge

Perliger, A., Sweeney, M.M. (2018). United States–Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS: the failure to defeat Jihadist terror (pp. 260–280). Routledge

Perliger, A. (2017). Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism. By John Mueller and Mark Stewart. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 408p. $31.95 cloth. Perspectives on Politics, 15(4) 1206–1208.

Perliger, A. (2017). Terrorism Networks. Oxford University Press

Perliger, A. (2017). The Role of Civil Wars and Elections in Inducing Political Assassinations. Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism, 40(8) 684–700.

Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). 14 Immigrant integration, political radicalization and terrorism in Europe: some preliminary insights from the early millennium (2000–2010). Handbook on Migration and Social Policy, 265.

Perliger, A., Pedahzur, A. (2016). Counter cultures, group dynamics and religious terrorism. Political Studies, 64(2) 297–314.

Perliger, A., Milton, D. (2016). From cradle to grave: the lifecycle of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria. US Military Academy-Combating Terrorism Center West Point United States

Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). Immigrant Integration and Terrorism in Europe: Some Preliminary Insights from the Early Millennium. Edward Elgar Publishing

Lahav, G., Perliger, A. (2016). Immigrant Integration, Political Radicalization and Terrorism In Europe: Some Preliminary Insights from the Early Millennium (pp. 265-291). New York: Edward Elgar Publishing

Post, R., Hudson, D., Mitchell, D., Bell, P., Perliger, A., Williams, R. (2016). Rethinking the water-food-climate nexus and conflict: An opportunity cost approach. Applied economic perspectives and policy, 38(4) 563–577.

Post, R., Hudson, D., Mitchell, D., Bell, P., Perliger, A., Williams, R. (2016). Rethinking the Water-Food-Climate Nexus and Conflict: An Opportunity Cost Approach. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, 38(4) 563-577.

Perliger, A., Koehler-Derrick, G., Pedahzur, A. (2016). The Gap Between Participation and Violence: The Challenges of Aggregation in Terrorist ‘Profile’ Studies ’. International Studies Quarterly, 60(2) 220-229.

Perliger, A., Koehler-Derrick, G., Pedahzur, A. (2016). The gap between participation and violence: Why we need to disaggregate terrorist ‘profiles’. International Studies Quarterly, 60(2) 220–229.

Medal of Superior Civilian Service Award (2016), Teaching – Department of the Army, US Government


Arie Perliger, Ph.D.
Professor, Security Studies
Director, Graduate Program in Security Studies
113 Wilder Street, UMass Lowell
Lowell MA 01854 USA
Tel: +1.978.934.4268
Mob: +1.631.704.6075