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“Abu Dhabi think tank addresses ISIL threat in US conference”

“Abu Dhabi think tank addresses ISIL threat in US conference”

May 8, 2016 11:37 am

The National writes: Experts and scholars on terrorism and counter-terrorism gathered in the United States to address the global security challenges posed by ISIL at a conference hosted, in part, by an Abu Dhabi think tank.

The two-day conference was held at the Stimson Centre in Washington DC and attended by scholars, professionals in the field, and journalists.

“Governments and international organisations are attempting to come up with responses to the threats posed by Daesh, but so far these efforts have not been fully effective,” state news agency Wam said.

Read the full article here: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-think-tank-addresses-isil-threat-in-us-conference

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