Lydia Khalil

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13 Sep 2016

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Research Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan and Nonresident Fellow Lydia Khalil argue that an increasing number of foreign fighters are likely to leave Syria and Iraq in the coming months and years, especially after the collapse of Islamic State’s caliphate, exacerbating...


20 Sep 2013

Two years after the start of the Arab uprisings, the Middle East remains as tumultuous as ever. Despite the uncertainty and flux, a number of emerging trends will influence the region in the post-revolutionary period and well into the future.The first trend is a marked...


11 Jan 2012

This paper examines US counter-radicalisation strategy and outlines specific recommendations to counter the ideology behind violent domestic terrorism.

The death of Osama bin Laden and the emergence of the Arab Spring has de-emphasised many political grievances that have driven terrorist attacks in the past....


19 Sep 2011

The United States, its allies and the Iraqi Government will need to make some difficult decisions if they are to maintain hard won security gains in Iraq. In the wake of coordinated and deadly al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) attacks in and around Baghdad,...


17 Mar 2011

As the al-Qaeda organisation in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues to suffer serious setbacks, two important regional affiliates in Yemen and Somalia are growing stronger.

One of the most dangerous things they could cooperate on is the training and exchange of foreign fighters, Australians included....

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