"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."
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Halla Hrund Logadóttir is a Research Fellow in the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP), where she is developing an Arctic Initiative with the ENRP and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Her research interests are in the Arctic sphere, and include energy policy and land conservation, as well as the social and economic well-being of the Arctic region. Halla serves as an advisor to Iceland's Minister of Industry and Commerce on the country's Energy Fund and she leads the Arctic Innovation Lab, which aims to engage more people in dialog around solutions for a sustainable and secure Arctic.
Halla is the former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, where she continues to lecture on climate change, energy policy, and the Arctic. Previously, Halla worked on economic development in West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative" at the OECD in Paris and on international relations at Iceland’s Embassy in Brussels. Halla studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, at the London School of Economics, and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2016 Halla was selected as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow through Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
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