Bennett Clifford

Research Fellow
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Bennett Clifford studies violent extremist movements and organizations in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Balkans, and supporters of extremist groups in the United States. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Bennett previously held positions at a number of research organizations in the country of Georgia, where he researched Russian and Georgian-speaking militant Islamists. He is the co-author of the Program on Extremism report "The Travelers: American Jihadists in Syria and Iraq," the most comprehensive, publicly available accounting of American jihadist foreign fighters in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts to date. His research has been published in a number of academic and popular publications, including the Atlantic, Lawfare, and the CTC Sentinel. Bennett conducts research in English, Georgian, Russian, and Spanish.