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The Combating Terrorism Center Turns 20: Reflections from its Directors
Brigadier General (Retired) Russell Howard served as the director of the CTC between 2003 and 2005. He also served as...Read
Oil on the Jihadi Fire: The Repercussions of a Wagner Group Deployment to Burkina Faso
Abstract: On January 18, 2023, the military regime in Burkina Faso demanded that France withdraw its troops from the country within...Read
The Terrorist Threats and Trends to Watch Out for in 2023 and Beyond
Abstract: The terrorist threat today is growing increasingly diverse, and although counterterrorism no longer sits atop the United States’ national security...Read
The Houthi Jihad Council: Command and Control in ‘the Other Hezbollah’
Abstract: A fragile U.N.-brokered ceasefire between the Houthis and their military opponents in Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) held from April...Read
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