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The Brookings Cafeteria

Nov 19, 2015

Daniel Byman, an expert on counterterrorism and Middle East Security, and research director for the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, explains what we know and don’t know about the ISIS terrorist attack in Paris and whether he thinks ISIS will strike the U.S.

Also, part two of our Paris climate talk series on new technology from Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director of the Metropolitan Policy Program.

“The real danger to me is not taking care of the refugee problem,” argues Byman, “If these refugees are trapped in the Middle East, if they’re in these huge camps where there are no opportunities, if they’re not integrated into host societies, over time we’re going to see the development of a terrorism and radicalization problem among large numbers of refugees.”

Also in this podcast: “What’s Happening in Congress” with special guest Molly Reynolds, a fellow in Governance Studies.


Show Notes:

What do the Paris attacks tell us about foreign fighters?

Five things to know about the Paris attack

A look at the policy options in war torn Syria (video)

Do Syrian refugees pose a terrorism threat?

The believer: How an introvert became the leader of the Islamic State

Five ways to make innovation 'sticky'

Green banking goes local


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