In a new book titled, “Countering Terrorism on Tomorrow’s Battlefield: Critical Infrastructure, Security and Resiliency NATO COE-DAT Handbook 2,” editor Sarah Lohmann, Acting Assistant Professor at the Jackson School and Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College, showcases how to strengthen critical infrastructure resilience in an era of emerging threats.
Designed as a handbook under the NATO Center of Excellence in the Defense Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), and published by the U.S. Army War College Press in December 2022, “Countering Terrorism on Tomorrow’s Battlefield” provides actionable information and recommendations that align with NATO’s standard for enhancing resilience in every aspect of critical infrastructure and civil society and how NATO Allies can transform and maintain their advantage despite new threats for the next two decades.
Chapters are written by foreign policy, critical infrastructure, cyber and defense experts from across NATO member states. Notably, the book includes a chapter by students of Lohmann’s Task Force 2022 NATO and Emerging Technology, an undergraduate capstone course in the Jackson School’s Donald C. Hellmann Task Force Program.
In October 2022, Lohmann, as well as Lucas Cox, a Jackson School international studies major and the Chief Liaison for the student Task Force 2022 on NATO and tech, were invited in person as part of a panel to present the research of the book along with the other co-authors in Ankara, Turkey, at the “Terrorism Experts Conference and Executive Level Defence Against Terrorism Seminar.” Cox had been asked to share the student chapter while he was serving as a research assistant intern at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the spring and summer of 2022.
During the two-day seminar, which was hosted by the NATO Center of Excellence in the Defense Against Terrorism, both Lohmann and Cox received an award recognition for their contribution to the Terrorism Experts Conference as lecturers and authors.