Editor in Chief
Hassan Hassan is the founder and editor in chief of Newlines. He is the director of the Human Security Unit at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy. He is also the coauthor of “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,” a New York Times Bestseller selected as one of The Times of London’s best books of 2015 and as one of the Wall Street Journal’s top 10 books on terrorism.
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Contrary to how some understand the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan, the lesson extremists are taking from the Taliban’s success is not simply that jihad works, but that diplomacy and engagement are a necessary part of the process, which includes reassuring the West about external threats emerging from their areas.
Although Husham al-Hashimi helped the Iraqi government understand and hunt down ISIS terrorists, his last secret research project was on the criminality and extremism of Shiite militias. They assassinated him for it.