Press Releases: Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon Travel to Brussels and Rome

Press Releases: Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon Travel to Brussels and Rome Office of the Spokesperson, Washington D.C., April 4, 2017 Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon , Under Secretary for Political Affairs, will travel to Brussels on April 5 to participate in the conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.” The Conference is co-chaired by the European Union, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations. ...
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Foreign Fighters, U.S. EU efforts to counter violent extremism

Although the number of foreign fighters returning from Syria or Iraq is significantly higher in Europe, the threat that these individuals pose is similar in both the EU and United States. Tom Rogan, a counterterrorism expert at the U.S. Mission to the EU, explains these threats and what the U.S. and the EU are doing, ...
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