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START researchers provide training on countering foreign terrorist fighters

In September, START Director William Braniff and Training Director Barnett Koven provided a week of training on how to counter foreign terrorist fighters to the senior leaders from the criminal justice sector of the Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of Uzbekistan through the Diplomatic Security Service Anti-terrorism Assistance program.

The training program builds on  two sets of START curricula about the Foreign Terrorist Fighter phenomenon. The first course, “Whole of Government Approaches to Disrupting the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Lifecycle,” is geared towards senior leadership from the criminal justice and related communities, and highlights policy and organizational characteristics of a successful response to the foreign terrorist fighter threat. The second course, “Creating an Interagency Foreign Terrorist Fighter Task Force,” is geared towards investigators, and highlights operationally-relevant characteristics of the foreign terrorist fighter threat and responses to the threat.