Countering Violent Extremism or Islamism and Iran’s Resurgence in the Middle East

David Sterman is a senior policy analyst at New America and holds a master’s degree from Georgetown’s Center for Security Studies. His current research focuses on terrorism and violent extremism in America, immigration and terrorist threats, foreign fighter recruitment, and the effectiveness and consequences of American counterterrorism efforts. In the past, he edited Foreign Policy Magazine’s South Asia Channel.

Hassan Hassan is a Senior Nonresident Fellow at TIMEP focusing on militant Islam, Syria, Iraq, and the Arab Gulf states. He was previously an associate fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa Program in London and, before that, a research associate at the Delma Institute in Abu Dhabi and a deputy opinion editor for the National, an English-language daily in the Middle East.He advises senior policymakers in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and has testified before Congress on extremism.

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Gregg Roman is an investigative journalist and Director of the Middle East Forum.

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