Marine Corps University, in partnership with the Minerva Research Initiative and the Marine Corps University Foundation, is pleased to announce its May 2012 Emerald Express Strategic Symposium, “War Termination: How Terrorist and Radical Groups End”. The one-day conference brings together military and civilian practitioners, U.S. academics, policymakers and subject-matter experts to examine how extremist groups come to be less threatening on a local, regional, and global scale.
In the morning, the distinguished panelists will analyze groups that have been integrated into the political system (the IRA & FMLN), groups that have come to an end through eradication campaigns (the Italian Red Brigades & Argentinian Montoneros), and groups that have been "managed" at an acceptable threat level (ETA & Indian Sikh movement). In the afternoon, the focus will shift to those groups with yet unknown end-states, including the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and Al-Qaida.
The keynote speaker is Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State. Dr. Martha Crenshaw, a pioneer in the academic study of terrorism, will provide super-commentary for the event.
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