Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International

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A 2004 issue of the journal
The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International, also marketed under its short title COUNTER TERRORISM, is the flagship publication of the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP).

According to IACSP’s website: "The Journal of Counterterrorism & Security International is the most credible source of terrorism information in print today. Quoted by major news sources including members of congress, C-SPAN, Radio, Television and Newspaper journalists The Journal is always on the cutting edge of analysis and reporting." [1]

It is published quarterly and has a reported circulation of 20,000. [2]

Although it describes itself as a journal, the publication would more accurately be called a magazine. The Writers guidelines state that the journal is not an academic journal: “the Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security Int'l. is not a technical or scholarly journal, footnotes should be avoided when possible.” [3]


The journal is desribed as addressing a number of topics that ranges from national and international developments in Weapons of Mass Destruction, Middle Eastern based terrorism, cyber-terrorism to terrorist groups.

Coverage therefore emphasizes a variety of broad issues and subjects such as 'intelligence and information gathering, government policies, public safety, bombs and weapons preparation, lethal and non-lethal warfare and future global hot spots.' [4]


  1. IACSP website, Publications, accessed 12 March 2008
  2. Jason Fell, 'Counterterrorism Magazines in War Over Titles', Folio Magazine, 4 April 2008
  3. IACSP website, Writers Guidelines, accessed 12 March 2008
  4. Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International Lexis Nexis, accessed 25 November 2014