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Letter from the Editor | Vol. 9 No. 1, March 2019


The Lernaean Hydra of Greek mytholog y was a multi-headed snake-like monster that preyed on the people and livestock of villages near the lake of Lerna, where the monster lived. If one of the Hydra’s heads was cut off, two others would grow in its place, making the monster almost impossible to kill. Only the hero Herakles (aka Hercules) was finally able to destroy the monster, and even he needed help from another hero and a goddess to prevail.The Hydra seems an apt metaphor for the violent ideological extremism, embodied in such groups as al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf, and many others, that has become a prominent driver of both domestic and international politics in the twenty-first century.

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