If you were unable to join us for the first in our webinar series with American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute (ACTRI) on Interlinkages and Partnerships for Security, you can still tune in to watch the entire webinar.
We believe no single government, research organization, or think-tank can address security-pressing issues in isolation. Navigation of the complex issues which threaten national and global security will only be as successful as the extent to which these entities are willing to pool their knowledge, intel, and resources. As members of the Special Operations Community, we aim to be at the tip of the spear, leading by example. To that end, this webinar series is meant to promote a collective “meeting of the minds” as we consider how to tackle the world’s most pressing security threats. The first webinar centered around the Syrian protracted conflict, terrorism, and shifting geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East and their implications for US foreign policy as it confronts activities of the Islamic State, the involvement of Russia and China, and the impact of the Ukraine war on the counterterrorism policy in the Middle East.
Dr. Ardian Shajkovci, Director at American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute moderated the discussion and Katherine Zimmerman, Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Dr. Aaron Y. Zelin, Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and our own Executive Director, David Cook, served as panelists.