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Elizabeth Dent

Non-Resident Fellow, Middle East Institute

Elizabeth Dent is a non-resident fellow at MEI on counterterrorism and worked in various capacities at the State Department for the U.S. Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS from 2014 to 2019.

How to Protect America After the Syria Withdrawal

Fighting ISIS just got harder—but it’s still possible, and it’s necessary.


'It Didn't Have to Be This Way': Just-Retired CENTCOM General

Trump's decision "threatens to undo five years’ worth of fighting against ISIS and will severely damage American credibility and reliability," writes Joseph Votel, who until March led America's forces in the Mideast.