Government agencies want and need to understand leaders, but people need to be educated on how to do it well. Dr. Elena Mastors, Dean for the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University, talks about her work overseas in Northern Ireland interviewing terrorist groups and the importance of understanding their motives.
By Dr. Elena Mastors
Dean, School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University
Northern Ireland has a tumultuous past and the conflict there that erupted in the late 1960s is often referred to as “the troubles.” In 1998 most parties involved in the conflict agreed to a political settlement known as the Belfast Agreement.