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The United States should be exploring new approaches for attaining its counterterrorism goals.
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A review of Jessica Davis, “Illicit Money: Financing Terrorism in the 21st Century” (Lynne Rienner, 2021).
On Feb. 3, President Biden announced that U.S. forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation that killed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State.
Germany is often offered as a model for how a country can reckon with a history of racism, but German leaders' denials about institutional racism demonstrate the limits of its approach.
Israel's labeling of six Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist groups in October demonstrates the current legal process' lack of due process and transparency.
The threat landscape will require careful prioritization.
Four factors are driving the increasing hybridization of extremist ideologies.
Counterterrorism experts need to get ahead of the curve of terrorist innovation with new, commercially-available products.