Kenneth Duncan holds a PhD. from St. Andrews University and is a retired US Senior Foreign Service Officer. Before retiring in 2004, he was Chairman of the Director of Central Intelligence’s Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism, precursor of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center and the National Counterterrorism Center. Most recently he has been adjunct professor of terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.