May 08, 2019

Counter-Terrorism in Syria: More Than Contain and Drone?

By Nicholas Heras, Hassan Hassan, Jennifer Cafarella and Sasha Ghosh Siminoff

Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on Salafist-jihadist organizations and the Syrian conflict — Jennifer Cafarella, Hassan Hassan, and Sasha Ghosh Siminoff — about how Syria became the largest recruiting ground for Salafist-jihadist groups in modern history and how the United States should approach its counter-terrorism policy in Syria to meet this challenge.

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