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Sara Daly

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Sara is currently working as a Political Analyst for the U.S. Government. 

Sara Daly is currently working as a Political Analyst for the U.S. Government. Prior to this position, Sara was a Lecturer at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where she taught graduate classes on terrorism, transnational security issues, and a capstone seminar in the Masters Program in International Affairs. From 2002-2008, Sara was an international policy analyst at The RAND Corporation
in Arlington, VA. At RAND, her research focused primarily on international terrorism, insurgency, emerging threats, radicalization, nuclear terrorism, and intelligence issues. Sara’s publications include The Dynamic Terrorist Threat: An Assessment of Terrorist Group Motivations and Capabilities in a Changing World, The U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: A Planning Framework to Facilitate Timely Policy Adjustments, and Denying Armageddon: Three Examples of Nuclear Supply, Demand, and Non-state Actors. She recently co-authored her first academic text, Women as Terrorists, published by Praeger Security International in 2009. Prior to coming to RAND, Sara was at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism as the representative from CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC). She also served five years as a terrorism analyst at CTC assessing trends in the activities of various Middle Eastern terrorist groups and has traveled widely in the Middle East
and Europe. She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science and French from Southwestern University.