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Ali on threats against educators

Nov 16, 2021 The Wall Street Journal
A recent FBI internal memo instructed heads of the agency’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag."  "It’s...
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Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
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Ali comments on Russian cyberattack

Oct 27, 2021
Javed Ali explained what happened in the most recent Russian cyberattack. "What Microsoft disclosed at a threat conference over the weekend is that the Russian security service, known as the FDR, which has been responsible for launching a series...
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Ali weighs in on nuclear engineer charged with espionage

Oct 11, 2021 ABC News Australia
The FBI recently revealed that they charged a naval nuclear engineer and his wife with espionage for attempting to share information on U.S. submarine technology with another country. Javed Ali commented on the situation. "Usually, when the U.S....
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Ali examines the enduring threat domestic terrorism

Sep 8, 2021
In a opinion for the Atlantic Council, Javed Ali said the U.S. has not hit "the peak" of this wave yet, prompting higher security measures from the Biden administration. "The large number of current domestic terrorism investigations by the FBI...
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Ali considers U.S.-Taliban relationship

Sep 1, 2021
Now that the United States is fully withdrawn from Afghanistan, what will counterterrorism in the region look like? Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided commentary to several outlets. "I would argue that ISIS-Khorasan has remained...
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Ali contextualizes insurrection criminal cases

May 30, 2021 Fox 2 Detroit
A man from Michigan is facing charges associated with the January 6 insurrection. Javed Ali provided some insight about the criminal cases stemming from the insurrection.  "This is not the first instance of this happening, this is just the...
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Javed Ali appointed associate professor of practice

May 18, 2021
National security expert Javed Ali has been appointed an associate professor of practice on the faculty of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective August 30, 2021. Ali is currently a Towsley Foundation...
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Atran on strengthening community bonds to combat extremist movements

Feb 7, 2021 MLive
“It was fairly under control because the public space didn’t allow for extremists to come out into the open back then. They were in the closet and had to hide,” Scott Atran said. “But that’s not the case now, (the FBI) lost the tread and allowed it...
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Ali questions why January 6 Capitol riot didn't turn more violent

Jan 23, 2021 Business Insider
"Was it because they couldn't find members of Congress and the vice president? Was it because law enforcement thankfully prevented them from doing it? Was it because they had a change of heart at some point in the middle of their time in the...
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020 CNN
"It's one thing to try to prevent foreign adversaries from engaging in disinformation and misinformation campaigns to influence the elections," Ali said. "When you have the President and his advisers pushing those messages literally from inside the...
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US has multiple options for responding to Russian actions - Ali

Jun 30, 2020
Towsley policymaker in residence Javed Ali, asserts that the latest reports about Russian intelligence officers offering bounties to the Taliban in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers need to be addressed in the larger context of Russia’s anti-US...

National security implications of the current protests

Jun 2, 2020
Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, summarized three national security concerns that should not be overlooked against the backdrop of the current unrest in the U.S. Writing in the New America blog June 1,...

Ali examines rising U.S.-China tensions over COVID-19 origins

Apr 23, 2020
Blame narratives over the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic are deepening rifts between the U.S. and China, according to Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School. In a co-authored op-ed featured in The Hill on April 23, Ali...

Javed Ali draws parallels between 9/11 and COVID-19 responses

Apr 2, 2020
As the United States grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking to recent historical crises to provide insights into the challenges we currently face. Javed Ali, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, wrote an opinion...

Ali comments on Bolton's exit

Sep 12, 2019
While debate ensues over whether President Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton resigned or was fired, the bottom line is: Bolton is out of the White House. This is President Trump’s fourth national security advisor to leave the...