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  1. News Stories

    Examining the Kabul Drone Strike

    | by Matthew Jennings

    Dr. Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress conducted an in-depth analysis of a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, one that intended to target ISIS terrorists, but instead ended with the killing of civilians. Dalnoki-Veress’ research was cited in a lengthy Washington Post story on the errant strike, and the professor recently spoke with us about his research and work at the Institute.

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    The Return of the Taliban: Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies Hosts Panel Discussion on Afghanistan

    | by Mollie Messick MATESOL '21

    The Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies (MIR) recently hosted a panel discussion on the Afghanistan crisis and its regional and global consequences. Panelists included Dr. Elena Chernenko, special correspondent at the Kommersant daily newspaper in Moscow; Anatol Lieven, senior fellow for Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft; Rakesh Sood, distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation; and Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent.
     

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    Warning on Domestic Terrorism

    | by Muchadei Zvoma

    Professor Jason Blazakis, director of the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post warning that the next 9/11-scale event in the United States is likely to stem from domestic terrorism.

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    The Power of Open-Source Intelligence

    | by Muchadei Zvoma

    The Economist recently explored how open-source intelligence (OSINT) can challenge governments’ monopolies on information, with insight from Middlebury Institute professor Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. The article is behind a paywall but you can watch a video interview we conducted with Jeffrey Lewis on OSINT.

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