Opinions and Presentations by Dr. Arie W. Kruglanski

May 4, 2021

The Annual College Forum: Stumbling Towards Creativity - Overcoming Our Closed Minds

University of Maryland

March 11, 2021

How the quest for significance and respect underlies the white supremacist movement, conspiracy theories and a range of other problems

The Conversation

January 12, 2021

What’s Driving Trump’s Foot Soldiers

Maryland Today

January 12, 2021

Syrian Refugees in the Middle East and in Europe: On the Psychology of a Humanitarian Challenge

Virtual Event at the Bahai Chair for World Peace UMD

January 11, 2021

What drives the pro-Trump mob: Understanding that psychology may allow us to mitigate and prevent far-right extremism.

The Boston Globe

December 22, 2020

Can Joe Biden 'heal' the United States? Political experts disagree

The Conversation

October 30, 2020

A Perfect Storm for Far-Right Extremism


June 9, 2020

State of Global Emergency: Rising Social Tensions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

World Government Summit (WGS20 on YouTube)

March 20, 2020

3 ways the coronavirus pandemic is changing who we are

The Conversation

September 22, 2019

The Three Pillars of Radicalization Needs, Narratives, and Networks 

Book Event at NYU Institute Abu Dhabi (on YouTube)

September 12, 2019

Are Syrian Refugees a Danger to the West?

The National Interest

August 6, 2019

Rehabilitation of Violent Extremists

USIP Presentation on C-Span

July 19, 2019

Are Syrian Refugees a Danger to the West?

The Conversation

May 12, 2019

Who Was behind Sri Lanka’s Easter Terrorist Attacks?

The National Interest

March 21, 2019

After New Zealand - The Spread of Extremism in the Digital Age with Arie Kruglanski, PhD

American Psychological Association (APA) on YouTube

March 13, 2019

Extremism in the modern world

Stefani Rupert for The Meaning of Everything on YouTube

November 1, 2018

The psychology of how someone becomes radicalized

Angela Fritz for the Washington Post

November 1, 2018

Psychology of Violent Extremism

A conversation with Christian Picciolini for the MPOWER Project on YouTube

October 3, 2018

Beyond Identity: How the Quest for Significance Impacts Politics and History


September 12, 2018

Our Shared Reality is Fraying

The Conversation

February 12, 2018

Countering Violent Extremism

A lecture at the US Embassy Berlin


January 9, 2018

Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: A Tale of 3 Myths

The National Interest

September 15, 2017

Why do People Believe Fake News?

Huffington Post

August 13, 2017

Why Sanctions Fail

Huffington Post

July 5, 2017

What The Science Of Extremism Can Teach You About Success and Self-Worth

Drake Baer for Thrive Global

June 16, 2017

The Wages of Populism: Certainty and Hope

Huffington Post

March 5, 2017

The Price of Certainty

Faith Forum with Rector Reverend Chip Edens at Christ Church, Charlotte, N.C. on Vimeo

February 17, 2017

Technological Eden or Destruction?

Huffington Post

February 13, 2017

Inside the Most Dangerous Minds

World Government Summit (WGS17 on YouTube)

November 8, 2016

Commentary: The psychology behind voters' choices – and election madness


September 19, 2016

Psychology expert: Why extremists use violence in their quest for significance

The Conversation

March 3, 2016

Column-Super Tuesday victories are nice, but Trump was already a ‘winner’


February 16, 2016

The psychological underpinnings of 2016, the year America went nuts


December 23, 2015

Donald Trump and Isis both benefit from a powerful fuel: our fear

The Guardian

November 23, 2015

Why killers’ families always seem to be the last to know


September 11, 2015

How the American Psyche Changed Post 9/11

Huffington Post

September 11, 2015

Trump, Obama and the Audacity of the Promise

Huffington Post

June 18, 2015

The Economics of Mental Energy

2015 Motivation Science Conference onYouTube

June 2, 2015

The War of the Tweets: On Counter-Messaging ISIS

Huffington Post

March 3, 2015



February 27, 2015

The lone-wolf militant: Feelings of inadequacy taken out on the world


January 2, 2015

The 'Ticking Bomb' Dilemma: How Effective Is Torture?

The National Interest

December 15, 2014

The Ultimate Foreign-Policy Dilemma: The Closure Challenge

The National Interest

December 1, 2014

The Hunt for Terrorist Leaders: Is the Effort Worth It?

Huffington Post

November 27, 2014

Here’s why killing the head of Islamic State wouldn’t yield results


November 11, 2014

Drivers of Deradicalization: Needs, Narratives, Networks

Huffington Post

November 5, 2014

The 3-step guide to de-radicalizing jihadists


October 28, 2014

Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal

E-International Relations

October 16, 2014

Joining Islamic State is about ‘sex and aggression,’ not religion


January 2, 2013

The Psycho-Logic of Political Gaffes, and Debate Falsehood

Huffington Post

November 27, 2012

Paradoxes of Counterterrorism

The National Interest

September 19, 2012

Learning from Sri Lanka: How one war-torn island nation has set an example for peacemaking, reconciliation and rebuilding

The National Interest

August 1, 2012

SL Army Director Training (segment 1 of 4)

Defense Seminar on YouTube

August 1, 2012

SL Army Director Training (segment 2 of 4)

Defense Seminar on YouTube

August 1, 2012

SL Army Director Training (segment 3 of 4)

Defense Seminar on YouTube

August 1, 2012

SL Army Director Training (segment 4 of 4)

Defense Seminar on YouTube

May 4, 2012

Learning From Bin Laden’s Death

Huffington Post

October 31, 2011

Terrorism a (self) love Story

London School of Economics on YouTube

July 25, 2011

The Strauss-Kahn Affair: Anatomy of Insanity

Huffington Post

May 12, 2011

Obama’s Choice and the Social Psychology of Group Decisions

Huffington Post

May 4, 2011

Bin Laden’s Demise: Operational, Inspirational and Motivational Consequences

Huffington Post

October 1, 2008

The Psychology of the War on Terror

By Arie W. Kruglanski, Martha Crenshaw, Jerrold M. Post, Jeff Victoroff for Scientific American

April 3, 2008

Explaining the Inexplicable: Suicide Bombers' Motivation as the Quest for Personal Significance, The Aaron Wildavsky Forum

at Berkley on YouTube

April 4, 2008

The Aaron Wildavsky Forum Panel Discussion on Professor Kruglanski's Lecture

at Berkley on YouTube

August 28, 2003

Political Opinion, Not Pathology

Arie Kruglanski and John Jost for the Washington Post

August 14, 2003

Psyche of the Right: Panel Discussion with Jon Sopel on whether conservatism can be explained as a set of neuroses rooted in fear, aggression, and the intolerance of ambiguity

BBC News

August 12, 2003

Study of Bush’s Psyche touches nerve

The Guardian