Lightning Round 1: The Taliban Takeover

September 14, 2021

Terrorist attacks prompted by the Taliban resurgence are a rising threat. Violent extremists in Afghanistan (ISIS-K, Al Qaeda, Haqqani Network) could be emboldened to attack regionally given the absence of United States and Afghan security forces in the country. Meanwhile, terrorists and affiliates across the world - including individuals in America - may strike given the inspirational revival of a like-minded militant group and the appearance of a wounded United States.

HSEF 2021
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Tom Sanderson
Tom Sanderson
HSEG Member
Principal, Tom Sanderson Consulting Co-founder and former Director, CIS Transnational Threats Project