Parallel Universe: Pakistan, the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the War on Terrorism
The security challenges in Israel, Iraq and Pakistan pose some of the greatest threats to regional and global security today. Visiting each country provides policy analysts and professors unique perspectives of the complexities of the issues facing national leaders. Dr. Bruce Hoffman recently had the opportunity to visit all three countries. He will discuss with the CSS audience his meetings with senior U.S. diplomats and military officers and their Israeli, Iraqi, and Pakistani counterparts, and the overall research findings of his trip.
Dr. Hoffman has been studying terrorism and insurgency for more than thirty years. Author of the seminal work Inside Terrorism, Professor Hoffman is a professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Previously, he has served as Director of RAND’s Washington, DC Office and as Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency.