The Evolving Terrorist Threat

| Emile Nakhleh
Emile Nakhleh
Former Member, CIA's Senior Intelligence Service

The Cipher Brief was recently invited to take part in the University of New Mexico’s Intelligence Symposium, covering a number of national (and international) security issues.   

We took the opportunity to speak with UNM’s Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute (and Cipher Brief expert) Emile Nakhleh, about the evolving terrorist threat, and just how concerned we should be about recent trends. 

Nakhleh is a retired member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and is a widely-respected expert on Islamic radicalization, terrorism and the Arab states of the Middle East.

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The Author is Emile Nakhleh

Emile Nakhleh is a retired CIA Senior Intelligence Service Officer and founding director of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program Office. Nakhleh is currently a Research Professor and Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico. Since retiring from the government in 2006, he has consulted on national security issues, particularly Islamic radicalization, terrorism and the Arab states of the Middle East. Nakhleh holds a... Read More

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