Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D.

Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D. has 1 articles published.

Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D.
Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D. is co-founder and Deputy Director of American Counterterrorism Targeting and Resilience Institute (ACTRI). Allison is the Director of the Graduate Counterterrorism Program, Chair of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program, and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Nichols College. She has launched the Nichols Master of Science in Counterterrorism (MSC) Program, the first graduate program in the United States with a focus on Violent Extremism (VE) and leadership for those pursuing careers in the fields of security, intelligence, and public policy.

‘Soft-Power’ Counterterrorism: Turkey’s Military Presence in Somalia and Tactical and Operational Implications for Al-Shabaab

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The imperative for Turkey’s military presence in Somalia is often explained through the lens of phased and likely future withdrawal of the AU and AMISOM peacekeeping mission from the country.

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