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August 15, 2016

As ISIS continues to employ capable means to radicalize individuals and encourage directed and inspired attacks, the threat of homegrown attacks is unlikely to cease anytime soon. The article analyzes the observations from the Brussels and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, analyzes ISIS’ evolving direction towards globalized small scale attacks, and integrates those observations into a model for countering violent extremism.

August 5, 2016

The following case study examines the organizational recruitment processes, vetting procedures, and facilitation of the Peshmerga, a non-state actor operating in Northern Iraq and Syria. The study focuses on the recruitment of American citizens, and attempts to identify patterns and outline strategies used by the organization, with the goal of finding mitigation strategies to countering the evolving threat of foreign fighters.