Tackling Terrorists in a New Way

By Joseph Braude, Special for  USDR

 A short film on YouTube revealing similarities between terrorism and organized crime has won attention across the Arab world and the West. Titled “Outside the Box,” it shows how techniques used successfully to weaken the mafia through civil society can also be applied to groups like  ISIS.

“It’s ‘Outside the Box’ because the inferences are unusual and the format is interactive,” explained the film’s creator, Mideast specialist Joseph Braude. “In six minutes you witness multiple countries’ experiences fighting the underworld, then interact with those experiences by clicking on  them.”