On March 18, our office celebrated its 10th Anniversary Conference, where over 600 of our public and private sector partners joined us to engage in valuable dialogue surrounding counterterrorism, resiliency, and cybersecurity issues. The day's events included insightful presentations from a wide array of experts, who then graciously sat down with our podcast to delve deeper into some of their topics.
Episode 13 is the first in this 10th Anniversary Conference Speaker Series and brings in Clint Watts, former Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Tune in as he speaks on the future of al-Qa’ida and ISIS, the competition between the two groups, and implications for the United States.
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Clint Watts is the Robert A. Fox Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East, as well as a Senior Fellow with its Program on National Security. As President of Miburo Solutions, Mr. Watts’ research focuses on analyzing transnational threat groups operating in local environments. Before starting Miburo, he served as a US Army infantry officer, an FBI Special Agent on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Mr. Watts will be speaking on the future of al-Qa’ida and ISIS, competition between the two groups, and implications for the US.
Mr. Watts is both the author and co-author of many publications regarding terrorism, and has written numerous articles as well as blog posts. His most recent publications include: