Google's Jared Cohen, left, and Jim Lindsay of the Council of Foreign Relations, speak to the media during a news conference at the Summit Against Violent Extremism in Dublin on Monday, June, 27. The event organized by Google, the council on Foreign Relations and the Tribeca Film Festival brought together nearly 90 former members of violent and extremist groups.
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William McCants, the founder and co-editor of Jihadica, is a research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He most recently served as senior advisor on countering violent extremism in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.
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