Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman is foreign policy editor of Lawfare. He is a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He is also a professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

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Refugees

Why Trump’s Policies Will Increase Terrorism—and Why Trump Might Benefit as a Result

President Trump’s Executive Order severely restricting visa-holders and refugees’ freedom to enter the United States is not only immoral and un-American—it’s also likely to fail on its own terms and lead to an increase in terrorist attacks against Americans.

Omphalos

Downbound Training

The United States spends massively on programs to train and equip allied governments and militias to help fight the war on terrorism, but such efforts are rarely a replacement for other policies. We might call it "downbound training."