Martin Reardon

Martin Reardon is a Senior Vice President with The Soufan Group, a New York-based strategic security and intelligence consultancy, and Senior Director of Qatar International Academy for Security Studies. He is a 21-year veteran of the FBI, and specialised in counterterrorism operations.


For Europe, questions remain as to US foreign policy

It's an uphill battle for the Trump administration to convince the EU that the US will not abandon its Western allies.

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Brussels attacks: EU's terror problem will get worse

EU must deal with the threat of terrorist attacks from a security standpoint as well as socially and politically.


Libya, extremism and the consequences of collapse

If the two rival governments are not reconciled, ISIL and al-Qaeda will strengthen their hold in Libya.


The real threat of foreign fighters in Syria

The foreign fighter phenomenon is a double-edged sword; it kills and maims on the way into Syria and the way out.

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Paris and the new normal

The difficulty in monitoring grassroots terrorist activities render many countries fragile to such attacks.

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ISIL and the management of savagery

ISIL's recent display of savagery exposes the group's growing paranoia over spies and informants.

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Patriot Act ends but the spying goes on

Patriot Act supporters are overreacting.


Three bold moves by King Salman

A new generation of leaders could provide the continuity necessary for Saudi Arabia's long term security and prosperity.

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Saudi Arabia draws the line in Yemen

For more than 30 years, the Saudis have been engaged in a strategic rivalry with Iran for influence in the Middle East.


Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 'Great Game' in Yemen

The Yemen card is a strategic bargaining chip that Iran may now be holding vis-a-vis the sudden rise of the Houthis.

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Yemen over the edge

No matter who wins in the end - Hadi, Saleh or the Houthis - AQAP will still be in Yemen.

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Yemen at the breaking point

There's no quick fix for Yemen but it's still too early to give up on getting everyone to the negotiating table.