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Innovation & Technology

To level the playing field against states that have more resources and hold much more power terrorists need to innovate and use technology in creative and enterprising ways. We have written reports and articles about terrorists’ use of encrypted communication tools, weaponization of commercially-available drones, and other topics. See below for details.

Sentinel Articles

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Engineered Pathogens and Unnatural Biological Weapons: The Future Threat of Synthetic Biology
Pandemic Preparedness: A U.K. Perspective on Overlaps with Countering Terrorism
The Controller: How Basil Hassan Launched Islamic State Terror into the Skies
Operation Silves: Inside the 2017 Islamic State Sydney Plane Plot

Perspectives

The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft

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