Fernando Reinares is director of the Program on Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute, as well as professor of political science and security studies at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, both in Madrid. He coedited, with Bruce Hoffman, The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death (Columbia, 2014). He is a Global Fellow of the Wilson Center, where he was a Public Policy Scholar in 2011, and he is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and American University in Washington.
The most rigorous book on the 2004 Madrid train bombings. -- Jorge Dezcallar, former director of Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI), Spain's intelligence service Fernando Reinares likely has written the definitive book on the origins of March 11. El Pais The most clear-headed and well-documented book on March 11. El Mundo Al-Qaeda's Revenge is one of the most important books written on the subject of radical Islamic terrorism in Europe and North America since 9/11. No other book has taken such an in-depth look at the way a plot was conceived and how a conspiracy of plotters came together to execute their plan. This kind of patient reconstruction of a terror attack is a model for intelligence and security services around the world to emulate to better understand the challenges they face. from the foreword by Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project, Brookings Institution This book will help educate experts and nonexperts about the operational methods of terrorist organizations. In particular it establishes parallels and comparisons with the September 11 attacks and the July 2005 London attacks. Luis Bitencourt, National Defense University An impressive piece of research, the implications of which stretch well beyond a single event more than a dozen years ago. The Economist