Ali Soufan Interviewed on Yahoo News: New Report by The Soufan Center Shows How Syria’s Refugee Crisis is Also a Security Nightmare
March 20, 2017

Syria’s Refugee Crisis is Also a Security Nightmare, Terrorism Experts Warn

Yahoo News
By: Michael Isikoff

 

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As the number of Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war climbs well into the millions, there are new warnings from top U.S. counterterrorism experts that the exodus is posing a national security threat far more serious than any the United States and Europe have seen in decades.

“We are witnessing the largest human catastrophe in our lifetimes,” said Ali Soufan, a widely acclaimed former FBI counterterrorism agent and the author of a report being released today to mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian civil war, entitled “Syria: The Humanitarian-Security Nexus.”

Soufan’s message: The failure of the West to address the conditions of refugees flooding into neighboring countries creates a situation like the one that gave rise to the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan 25 years ago — with consequences that could potentially be more disastrous…

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For a full copy of The Soufan Center’s in-depth report, click here.

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