ICCT Associate Fellow Colin P. Clarke in Foreign Affairs

On 24 October 2017, ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Colin P. Clarke wrote an article in Foreign Affairs on Al Qaeda’s attempt to rebrand itself. The article is titled, “The Moderate Face of Al-Qaeda: How the Group has Rebranded itself” and discusses how the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda underwent a series of rebrandings with the aim to appear as a relatively more moderate Islamic extremist group in Syria. Clarke exclaims, “It remains unthinkable to most that the term “moderate” could be applied to an affiliate of the group responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2011.”

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