Article Out Loud - Unique Dangers Posed by Lone-Wolf Terrorists

By JEFFREY D. SIMON, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, March 13, 2013.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, about half of American adults reported feeling lonely. lack of engagement can have serious health effects for socially isolated individuals and implications for the work of emergency management professionals. 

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Jeffrey D. Simon

Jeffrey D. Simon is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and consultant on terrorism and political violence. He is president of Political Risk Assessment Company Inc., and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. His most recent book, Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat, was published in 2013. A former RAND analyst, he has conducted research and analysis on terrorism for more than 25 years. His writings on terrorism, political violence, and political risk have appeared in many publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times. His website can be found at He earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.



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