Austin C. Doctor
Dr. Austin C. Doctor is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Director of Counterterrorism Research Initiatives at the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. He also serves as a research fellow with the Modern War Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Strategic Research Institute. He holds a PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on militant actors, terrorism and political violence, and emerging threats. Austin’s work is published in various academic and policy outlets, including International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Terrorism and Political Violence, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and War on the Rocks. You can follow him on Twitter @austincdoctor.
Key ICCT Publications:
Bacon, T., Doctor, A. C., and Warner, J. A Global Strategy to Address the Islamic State in Africa. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 29 June 2022.
Keywords: violent extremism, Sahel, IDPs, refugees, displacement, migration, counter-terrorism With the Sahel crisis entering its tenth year, the indiscriminate violence faced by local populations trapped between various al-Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated organisations, other non-state armed groups, and counter-terrorism operations, is forcing ever-growing numbers of civilians to flee, resulting in over 2.8 million people being forcibly […]
This Perspective delves into the issue of in absentia prosecution (i.e. without the suspect being present) of individuals who travelled to Syria, analysing the law at the international and domestic level.
This perspective critically examines what type of leader al-Zawahiri has been and what type his eventual successor could be by highlighting five possible successor types.