Stuart Kelter interviews Audrey Kurth Cronin, one of the world’s leading experts on security and how conflicts end. A Professor of Security and Technology, she was the founding director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology at American University, the director of War and Statecraft at the US National War College, and a Specialist in Terrorism at the Congressional Research Service, advising Members of Congress in the aftermath of 9/11. She was the director of Studies for Oxford University’s Changing Character of War program, was Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Terrorism of the World Economic Forum, and has held a number of positions in the federal government’s executive branch, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy. Currently, she is the founding director of the Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Strategy and Technology. She is the author of four books on terrorism, including How Terrorism Ends, published in 2009 and Power to the People, published in 2019. Today’s interview will focus on the ideas contained in How Terrorism Ends, particularly as applied to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
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