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2014 – Diplomacy & Violent Jihad

The American Academy of Diplomacy and The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello

The conference Diplomacy and Violent Jihad is intended to define the long-term challenges to the United States in the face of jihad. Islamic extremists, dedicated to international violent jihad, are increasingly active in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Africa and Asia. The indiscriminate nature of their attacks against civilian targets, and the challenge of how to respond, strongly suggests that terrorism based on jihad is likely to be one of the defining policy issues for the U.S. over the next several decades. The declaration of an Islamic state in Syria and Iraq has added a new dimension to violent Jihad. The discussion will focus on several specific cases, with a view to developing a global focus on American anti-jihad policy and effective diplomatic responses.

2014  –  Diplomacy & Violent Jihad

Ambassador Robert Stephen Ford delivered the keynote address

Keynote Speaker

About the Panelists

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