When I hear the term “Balance Sheet,” the first connotation that comes into my mind is the realm of finance. A balance sheet, as we all know, is a financial statement which presents a company’s or any other entity’s assets, liabilities and fiscal position at a specific point in time.

I first heard the term used in correlation with terrorism this summer. It was when I attended a counter-terrorism intensive course at the International Institute for Counter Terrorism at the IDC in Herzliya.

It was during the excellent lectures delivered by Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior advisor to the President of the Rand Corporation. He is also the Director of the National Transportation Security Center at the Mineta Transportation Institute and a world leading authority on terrorism and sophisticated crime. Jenkins is the author of numerous books and publications on the subject.

I personally found the blend of terrorism and financial lexicon rather intriguing so I decided to meet with Mr. Jenkins and hear more on the subject…. read more here: http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/A-Daughter-of-Zion/The-Balance-Sheet-of-Terrorism-468709