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Benjamin V. Allison


Benjamin V. Allison is a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security. He specializes in the history of US foreign and national security policy since 1945, especially toward the Middle East and Russia. His dissertation project draws on Russian and Arabic sources to explore relations between the United States, Soviet Union, and Arab rejectionists in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ben also dabbles in political science methods, studying terrorism, insurgency, and proxy war. His first scholarly article, “The Devil’s in the Details—or Is He?” was published in the April 2021 issue of Perspectives on Terrorism. He has authored multiple encyclopedia entries and scholarly book reviews.

Key ICCT Publications:

Allison, B. V. Deadly Detours: Why Terrorists Do Not Attack US Bridges and Tunnels. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 16 December 2022