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About the Author
is a former diplomat and UN staff member. He is an associatefellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and frequent commentatorfor RUSI on Middle Eastern issues, as well as director of the research consultancy Pursue Ltd. A specialist in counter-radicalization, security sector assistance, andpost-conﬂict stabilization, he has worked in recent years in the Balkans, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, and Africa.Harris has a ﬁrst class degree from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and is agraduate student at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence atSt. Andrews University.