In Conversation with Morten Storm: A Double Agent’s Journey into the Global Jihad

Stefano Bonino

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Abstract

This interview with former double agent Morten Storm can serve as a unique case study for academics and security practitioners wishing to understand the turbulent path that led a young Danish man to turn into a Muslim, later on embrace violent jihad, and ultimately work for four di erent Western intelligence agencies in the War on Terror. e interview identi es the struggles of a man in search of identity and belonging. It provides unique insights into the world of violent jihad and o ers an understanding of the key role played by double agents in disrupting international terrorist networks. e interview further highlights the operational challenges inherent in cooperating with di erent Western intelligence agencies and the personal challenges underpinning undercover operations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-64
JournalPerspectives on Terrorism
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2016

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