Don Radlauer studied History and Sociology of Science (specializing in the history and sociology of technology) at the University of Pennsylvania. He became an Associate of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism in 2001, and since then has published and lectured on various topics relating to terror finance, counter-terrorism, casualty statistics, radicalization through online "virtual communities", and asymmetric conflict.
Mr. Radlauer wrote a much-cited overview of suspicious stock-option trading prior to the September 11 attacks in the United States, and had a leading role in analyzing financial data uncovered during Israel’s Operation Defensive Shield linking international aid to the Palestinian Authority to the financing of terror. As Lead Researcher for ICT’s “Al-Aqsa Intifada” Database Project, he developed the project’s technological infrastructure, carried out its statistical analysis, and wrote the project’s findings. The resulting study, “An Engineered Tragedy,” revealed surprising and significant patterns in the demographics of Palestinian and Israeli casualties between September 2000 and 2005, providing strong statistical support for the suggestion that social and political mechanisms in Palestinian society were encouraging adolescent boys and young men to confront Israeli soldiers for the express purpose of “achieving martyrdom”.
Mr. Radlauer is a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict.