Bennett Clifford

Senior Research Fellow
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Bennett Clifford studies violent extremist movements and organizations in the United States, as well as in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Balkans. His work focuses on terrorist operational and strategic planning, in addition to the adaptation of digital communications technologies by violent extremist groups. Bennett is the author of Homegrown: ISIS in America (IB Tauris, 2020) and several full-length reports for the Program on Extremism. His research has been featured in several academic and popular publications, including the Atlantic, Lawfare, and the CTC Sentinel.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Bennett previously held positions in several research organizations in the country of Georgia, where he researched Russian and Georgian-speaking militant Islamists. He is currently a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Bennett conducts research in English, Georgian, Russian, and Spanish.



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