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Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D.

Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D. has 5 articles published.

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.

ISIS and Foreign Fighters: Assessing the Threat and Potential Repatriation, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration

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Failure to recognize the evolution of ISIS and develop appropriate policies to combat it, along with the relatively low returnee rate, runs the risk of terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere, yet a peaceful reintegration into society for FTFs seems possible.

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Eco-Fascist ‘Pine Tree Party’ Growing as a Violent Extremism Threat

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Activity suggests the movement is quickly accelerating, recruiting, and promoting infrastructure damage and violence.

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Mogadishu Attack: Political Instability and the Enduring Menace of Al Shabaab

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Despite significant counter-terrorism and disengagement efforts, al Shabaab remains very much active and pervasive.

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‘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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