September 18, 2014

Dr. Dafna Rand before House Select Intelligence Committee on ISIS

Leon E. Panetta Fellow Dafna Rand testified before the House Select Intelligence Committee on the ISIS terrorist threat to the U.S. and other countries, and the stability of the Middle East. Dr. Rand notes, "More work needs to be done to determine which types of messaging would actually deter wouldbe jihadi recruits and which messages reach putative sympathizers. For example, it is unclear whether exposure to the brutality of the terrorist organizations and the violence that they are committing against Syrian and Iraqi civilians is dissuading would-be jihadists.