"The liberation of Mosul and the inevitable, approaching liberation of Raqqa in Syria will not be the end of the Islamic State and its evil ideology. But they crush the group’s pretense to having an actual “state” based upon it. As its surviving leaders scurry to the corners of the desert, no longer can they claim to head a winning movement. Their defeat diminishes the inspiration for violent extremists, or simply lost souls on social media, to attack Americans and our friends. This is a necessary step forward in combating terrorism. Americans are safer for it."
Behnam Taebi is an associate professor of philosophy at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and a Project on Managing the Atom associate with the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
His research interests are in energy ethics, nuclear ethics, and responsible innovation. He studied Material Science and Engineering (2006) and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Technology (2010). Taebi is currently working on a project on the ethics and governance of multinational nuclear waste repositories (with a personal grant awarded by the Dutch Research Council). He is the coordinating editor of a volume on The Ethics of Nuclear Energy (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and a special issue of Journal of Risk Research (2015) on "Socio-Technical Challenges of Nuclear Power Production" and is currently writing a monograph on Ethics and Engineering (under contract with Cambridge University Press). Taebi is a member (2016–2021) of The Young Academy, part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm