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What the AUMF Is and Why You Should Care

Jessica Michek / Blog April 18, 2018

Do today’s counter-terrorist operations against groups that are not responsible for nor even existed at the time of the 9/11 attacks require a new or expanded AUMF?

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U.S. Counterterrorism Policy from 9/11 to ISIS

National Security / Research September 6, 2017

Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States continues to grapple with how to defeat the terrorist threat.

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Assassination of Russian Ambassador Signals Expansion of Syrian Conflict

Blaise Misztal / Blog December 19, 2016

What seems most likely is that the attack on the Russian ambassador was carried out by a group that actually has been targeted by Russian forces in Syria.

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What the Nusra Front’s Rebranding Means for U.S.-Turkey Cooperation

Jessica Michek / Blog August 3, 2016

If the move enables al-Nusra to better embed itself within the Syrian opposition, it will make it easier for Turkey to justify support for the group.

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9/11 Commission Chairs Issue Statement on Release of 28 Pages

National Security / Press Release July 15, 2016

Although the commission expressed concerns about multiple individuals, only one employee of the Saudi government was implicated in the plot investigation.

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In the Fight Against ISIS, Who Are Jaish al-Fatah?

National Security / Blog August 13, 2015

With the United States and Turkey ruling out putting boots on the ground in Syria, who are the effective players and are they viable partners in the fight against ISIS?

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Community Strategies Key to Countering Violent Extremism

Jessica Michek / Blog July 29, 2015

The severity of the threat is clear: influxes of foreign fighters are joining the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and may return as a threat to the homeland.

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After Iran Deal: Wrangling Over Hybrid Sanctions

Jessica Michek / Blog July 14, 2015

U.S. policymakers charged with implementation will have to interpret the parameters of the agreement, particularly as they pertain to sanctions relief.

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Continued Unrest in Yemen Should Force U.S. to Reevaluate Strategy

Jessica Michek / Blog March 20, 2015

Yemen appears to be on the brink of failure and hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. military equipment might be fanning the flames.

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Former U.S. Ambassadors to Yemen to Headline Panel Discussion on Fragility and Extremism in Yemen

National Security / Press Release March 19, 2015

BPC will host a discussion of recent events in Yemen and how they will affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts and regional dynamics.

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