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    November 2018

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  • O'Hare Academic Center
    Newport, RI 02840 United States

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With US and Against US – How America’s Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror

In the wake of the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush drew a line in the sand, saying, “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.” Since 9/11, many counterterrorism partners have been both “with” and “against” the United States, helping it in some areas and hindering it in others. Making the most of these partnerships is fundamental to the success of any U.S. counterterrorism strategy. Yet what the United States can reasonably expect from its counterterrorism partners―and how to get more out of them―remain too little understood. In With Us and Against Us, Stephen Tankel provides a theoretically rich and policy-relevant toolkit for assessing and improving counterterrorism cooperation, devising strategies for mitigating risks, and getting the most out of difficult partnerships.

Stephen Tankel is an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Dr. Tankel is the author of numerous works, including With Us And Against Us: How America’s Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror, and Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba. He specializes in international security with a focus on terrorism and counterterrorism, political and military affairs in South Asia, the changing nature of alliances, and security cooperation. He has published widely on these topics and conducted field research in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, and the Balkans. He is also a senior editor of the web magazine War on the Rocks, associate editor of the Texas National Security Review, and a frequent media commentator.

Timothy D. Hoyt is Professor of Strategy and Policy, Director of the Advanced Strategy Program, and the John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Hoyt is the author of Military Industries and Regional Defense Policy: India, Iraq and Israel, and over 50 articles and chapters on international security and military affairs. Dr. Hoyt served previously as Co-Chairman of the Indian Ocean Regional Studies Group at the Naval War College, and periodically lectures on a range of topics for the Indian Naval War College in Goa. He is currently working on a multi-volume study of the strategy of the Irish Republican Army from 1913-2015, a series of projects examining U.S. relations with India and Pakistan, and analyses of irregular warfare and terrorism in South Asia and the Middle East.

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