TVI Journal (or Terrorism, Violence, Insurgency Journal ISSN: 0195-8003) was founded in 1979/80, in San Diego. It was edited by journalists Mark Monday and Robert Chapman and published by Peder Lund.
In 1970 Lund had, with Robert K. Brown, founded Paladin Press. In 1974, Lund and Brown, according to the Paladin Press official history, 'split over the direction the company should take. Lund wanted to expand Paladin’s coverage of topics, while Brown wanted to start a magazine. Lund bought out Brown, who founded Soldier of Fortune magazine'. Paladin was, according to Edward S. Herman and Gerry O'Sullivan, was 'the premier producer of assassination and "unorthodox" combat manuals in the United States. In 1983, Lund traveled to El Salvador with a Soldier of Fortune contingent of mercenaries to help "train" certain elements of the Salvadoran military, A photo in Soldier of Fortune, September 1983, shows Lund with a Salvadoran soldier and the bodies of two dead "guerrillas," Robert Chapman, Lund's associate editor, was with the CIA for twenty-seven years and wrote The Crimson Web of Terror for Paladin Press.'
In 1985 the Journal was taken over by Brian Jenkins the Rand Corporation director for studies on subnational conflict. Under Jenkins the journal was renamed TVI Report with a new ISSN (1041-8474). It continued publication until around 1999, according to Worldcat.
After 1985, the journal was described as having contributors that are 'academic experts in the field of terrorism and officials with direct responsibilities and firsthand experiences in dealing with the problems they address.'
By the early 1990s TVI Report was published irregularly. Volumes 10, 11 and 12 were published between 1991 and 1997. According to the British Library TVI Report started with Vol. 6 in 1985 and reached Vol. 13(4) in 1999 a toital of eight volumes in fourteen years.
Volume 10 No.1 had 38 pages, but Volume 12 No 4. had only 20 pages. contributors to Vol 10-12 were predominantly state officials, journalists or staff at hawkish think tanks such as CSIS or RAND. Volume 10 for example included articles by the following (affiliations not given in some cases):
- Vol. 10 No. 1: Norman Frankel Chicago based writer and associate editor of Political Communication and Persuasion | Howard R Simpson | Gabriel Schoenfeld Senior Fellow CSIS and editor of Soviet Prospects | Bertil Haggman | Pierre Pean | David F Archibald Los angeles based investigator | Lilita Dzirkals researcher at RAND | Jeffrey D Simon
- Vol. 10 No. 2: Carl Yaeger professor of political science Utah Valley Community College | Howard R Simpson | David Schiller | Pierre Pean | David F Archibald Los Angeles based investigator | Jeffrey D Simon
- Worldcat TVI Journal. Accessed 3 January 2015.
- Paladin Press Company History. Accessed 3 January 2015.
- See Herman and O'Sullivan Brian Jenkins, extract from The "Terrorism" Industry
- A. Schmid and A. J. Jongman, Political Terrorism: A new guide to actors, authors, concepts, data bases, theories and literature, Transaction Publishers, 1988. p. 154.
- Worldcat TVI Report. Accessed 3 January 2015.
- A. Schmid and A. J. Jongman, Political Terrorism: A new guide to actors, authors, concepts, data bases, theories and literature, Transaction Publishers, 1988. p. 155.
- British Library TVI Report. Accessed 26 January 2015.
- TVI Report, Vol 10 No. 1, 1991.
- TVI Report, Vol 11 No. 4, 1996.