Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.

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Ahmet S. Yayla is an assistant professor at the DeSales University Homeland Security Department and faculty member at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. He is also a research fellow at the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University. Dr. Yayla previously served as a full professor and the chair of the Department of Sociology at Harran University in Turkey. Dr. Yayla is a 20-year veteran of the counterterrorism and operations department in the Turkish National Police and served as the chief of counterterrorism in Sanliurfa, Turkey between 2010 and 2013.

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Turkey’s Great Game in Syria

With ISIS on the run in the desert of South Syria, Al Qaeda’s affiliated jihadists in Idlib brace for the final assault by the...

Making a Monster: She Doesn’t Regret Torturing Women for ISIS

Authors: Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. & Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. A teenage girl from rural Syria dreamed of becoming a doctor, but the war and...

How to Counter ISIS Wolf-packs

The Barcelona murders are leading counter-terror specialists to study a new ISIS doctrine urging assassins to burrow into their adopted nations in the West...

An Islamic State Safe Haven in the Making

The murder of a Turkish policeman by an Islamic State terrorist on August 13, 2017 illustrates the mental mistake of the entire Turkish Ministry...

ISIS Tries to Activate Amateur Attackers in the West

An unnamed Islamic State command team has published an e-book for apprentice terrorists that aims to multiply attacks against civilian targets in the United...

What will happen after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death? The new Virtual Caliphate and its implications

By all accounts the Islamic State is on track to lose the majority of its real estate in Iraq and Syria by the end...

Al Qaeda Makes its Move with a Video Primer by Hamza bin Laden

Al Qaeda has stepped out of the shadow of Islamic State, promoting its brand of terror with a new leader and a comprehensive list...

Summer of Terror Approaches: What to Do to Counter Martyrdom Attacks?

A series of Salafist, jihadi terrorist attacks erupting at the onset of 2017 Ramadan portends a summer of terror for the West....

Standing Against ‘Strong Man’ Rule: An Opportunity for Trump with Erdogan’s Turkey

P resident Trump’s planned meeting with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16 could be definitive for the career of both leaders....

Telegram: the Mighty Application that ISIS Loves

Authors: Ahmet S. Yayla & Anne Speckhard I SIS has been the most successful terrorist organization in history using social media and the...

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