Small Wars Journal

Ryan Pereira


Ryan Pereira is a second-year graduate student at Georgetown Security Studies Program, specializing in terrorism and sub-state violence. A shorter version of this paper was written for Dr. Daniel Byman’s Terrorism Class.  Ryan has previously worked for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) on projects focusing on al-Qaeda and the Islamic State’s ideologies, homeland security, and threats to international civil aviation.  Any intelligent analysis can be attributed to Ryan’s mentors at START, Gary Ackerman and Bill Braniff, and the unrivalled faculty at SSP; any and all unrealistic analysis are solely the author’s ideas.

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