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Aki Peritz
Aki Peritz is a Senior Policy Advisor for National Security at Third Way. He has authored or co-authored various publications on a wide range of national security topics, including: counterterrorism, cyberspace, illicit nuclear proliferation networks, post-9/11 legal doctrine, U.S. intelligence cooperation with Middle Eastern and Asian nations, Iraqi leadership dynamics, and military issues in South Asia.

He is currently co-authoring a book on America’s campaigns against al Qaeda in the decade following 9/11.

Entries by Aki Peritz

Why Americans, Israelis and Jews Should Support an (Almost) Independent Kurdistan

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 1:14 PM


Last month, Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani gave a very strongly worded interview suggesting his territory will finally break away from Iraq. "It has been proved that the Kurdish people should seize the opportunity now -- the Kurdistan people should now...

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Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

(13) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 5:53 PM

This week, the Obama administration indicted yet another terrorist in federal court, much to the expected grumblings of senior GOP lawmakers. On Monday, al Qaeda operative -- and one of the FBI's Most Wanted -- Abu Anas al-Libi arrived in New York City to stand trial...

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In Defense of Jihadist Internet Forums

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 1:41 PM

The Washington Post recently reported that two popular jihadist Internet forums went dark for extended periods. Although these forums are now back up and running, it remains unclear whether the blackout was due to technical problems, a government-led takedown or the efforts of unaffiliated...

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With Friends Like These...

(13) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 12:56 PM

As US lawmakers continue to debate whether to continue to fund Pakistan to the tune of $3 billion a year, many Americans are seriously reevaluating whether Pakistan is indeed a trustworthy partner. CIA Director Leon Panetta recently told US lawmakers Pakistani authorities are either "involved or incompetent" suggesting...

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Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

(2) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 5:49 PM

Top men tell us that dark forces -- China, Russia, criminal elements, spies, terrorists, and hackers -- are burrowing deep into America's digital infrastructure, looking to exploit weaknesses, wreck security and cause mayhem. Last month, CIA Director Leon Panetta testified to Congress that "the potential for the next...

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