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September 23, 2021

CEP Webinar: Future Terrorism Challenges Emanating from Afghanistan | Dr. Guido Steinberg

On September 23, 2021, CEP hosted a webinar to discuss challenges emanating from Afghanistan and how the evolving situation may impact security and the terrorism threat in Europe. Even before the recent developments in Afghanistan, the global...

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September 21, 2021

CEP Advisory Board Member Ambassador Nathan Sales quoted: "'For counterterrorism strikes, you need assets in theater: good ‘signals’ intelligence, but also human intelligence networks operating on the ground — spies who are prepared to tell us...

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September 20, 2021

CEP Advisory Board Member Ambassador Nathan Sales quoted: "'Over-the-horizon counterterrorism doesn’t work,' Nathan Sales, who served as ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism, told the Washington Examiner in an interview. 'We...

Press Release

September 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Violent Extremist Content Found On Instagram, TikTok, YouTube

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Over the last week multiple pieces of pro-ISIS, white supremacist, anti...

CounterPoint Blog

Understanding ISIS’s Damascus Attack

Late Friday night an ISIS cell detonated bombs at three locations on the outskirts of Damascus, destroying the main pipeline carrying gas to the Deir Ali and Tishreen power plants and two nearby power pylons. This was the first confirmed ISIS attack...

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September 20, 2021

"According to Counter Extremism Project (CEP) research analyst Riza Kumar, ISIS-K is estimated to have a force of at least 2,000 affiliated fighters. The group, which was officially accepted by the core ISIS group as an affiliate in January 2015, was...

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September 17, 2021

CEP Advisory Board Member Ambassador Nathan Sales interviewed: "Former White House coordinator for counterterrorism and former ambassador-at-large Nathan Sales on American foreign policy regarding Afghanistan and China."

Press Release

September 17, 2021

U.N.-Sanctioned Taliban Stalwarts At The Helm Of New Afghan Government

A month after the Taliban conquered Kabul and declared the restoration of their Islamic Emirate, a new administration in Afghanistan has taken shape. Senior positions have been handed to numerous internationally designated figures, including members...

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September 16, 2021

"More than half of the Taliban’s 33-member cabinet in Afghanistan are on the UN Security Council's (UNSC) terrorism blacklist, according to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)...Dr Hans-Jakob Schindler, a senior director of the CEP – an international...

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September 15, 2021

CEP research cited: "The Taliban announced the formation of an interim government for Afghanistan on September 7. The lineup of senior positions includes former Guantanamo inmates, members of a US-designated terror group and the subjects of...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On December 6, 2021, alleged ISIS fighters from Syria attacked Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq in Nineveh province’s Makhmour district.   

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