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Eye on Extremism: February 21

ABC Radio News: CEP Spokesperson Tara Maller Discusses Leaks Of Classified Information And Other National Security Topics With Connell Mcshane On The Imus In The Morning Program. “The Iraqi offensive to retake the western half of Mosul has begun, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced...
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Eye on Extremism: February 17

“Wailing Sufi devotees thronged a blood-stained shrine in southern Pakistan on Friday, shouting at police a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 77 people in an attack claimed by a regional branch of Islamic State. The bombing of the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province...
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Eye on Extremism: February 16

“CEP President Fran Townsend discusses leaks of classified information from inside the Trump administration: “There’s sort of a base level of this we’ve come to expect out of Washington. But the amount of classified information that’s being leaked right now? Frankly, I...
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CEP Report Tracks IRGC Role in Iranian Economy, Links to Terrorist Groups

Congress and the Trump Administration are considering options to deter further illegal Iranian ballistic missile testing and regional aggression, including designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps a Foreign Terrorist Organization. In light of these developments, CEP released an an updated report that sheds light on the power of the IRGC , its grip on Iran’s economy, and its links to proxy terrorist groups in Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.
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Eye on Extremism: February 15

NPR: Flynn's Departure Signals Upheaval Inside National Security Council: CEP President Fran Townsend Discusses The Implications Of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resignation On National Security Priorities. “The US Special Operations head said Tuesday that the US and its allies had...
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Eye on Extremism: February 14

CBS News: Former Homeland Security Adviser On Gen. Flynn's Resignation: CEP President Fran Townsend Discusses The Ramifications Of The Resignation Of National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn On CBS This Morning. “Al-Qaeda’s main affiliate in Iraq avoided extinction at the hands of U...
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Eye on Extremism: February 13

“In collaboration with the Counter Extremism Project, Farid has expanded the technology to include video and audio, which he says are major sources of extremist messaging. Like child pornography, extremist content doesn’t change on a daily basis, he explains, making it a prime target...
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Eye on Extremism: February 10

“Companies that paid up to $5 million for 30-second Super Bowl ads might be surprised to learn that those commercials are now running in front of ISIS recruiting videos –but they are. Ads for Snickers, Budweiser, Hyundai and others all ran at the beginning of terror-linked videos, including...