Sara Alvis Daly

Title:
Adjunct Professor
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Terrorism, Transnational Security, Intelligence

Sara Daly is currently working as a Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats at the National Intelligence Council. She was previously a manager and an analyst for the US Government. Sara also has served as a lecturer at Georgetown University, the University of Connecticut and the Bush School where she taught graduate courses on terrorism and transnational security issues. From 2002-2008, Sara was an international policy analyst at The RAND Corporation in Arlington, VA. At RAND, Sara’s research focused primarily on international terrorism, insurgency, emerging threats, radicalization, nuclear terrorism, and intelligence issues. In 2009, she co-authored her first academic text, Women as Terrorists, published by Praeger Security International. Prior to RAND, Sara was at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism as the representative from CIA’s Counterterrrorism Center. She also served as a terrorism analyst from 1997-2002 assessing trends in the activities of various Middle Eastern terrorist groups and has traveled widely in the Middle East, South Asia, 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.

 

Education

M.A., The George Washington University

Publications

Selected publications:

Sara A. Daly, Rebekah K. Cragin, Women as Terrorists, (Santa Barbara: Praeger Security International), 2009.

Nora Bensahel, Cathryn Quantic Thurston, Heather Felton, Sara Daly, Comparing the Lebanese Civil War and Iraq: Lessons for Future Conflicts, The RAND Corporation, 2008. Prepared for the U.S. Army.

Sara Daly, Ansar al-Sunnah: A Major Challenge to Stability in Iraq, The RAND Corporation, 2007.

Sara Daly, Rebekah K. Cragin, Lynn Davis, Trans-regional Militancy: The Evolving Nature of al-Qaeda and its Implications for the Army. The RAND Corporation, 2007. Prepared for the U.S. Army.

Rebekah K. Cragin, Peter Chalk, Sara Daly, Brian A. Jackson, Sharing the Dragon’s Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies. The RAND Corporation, 2007. Prepared for The Department of Homeland Security.

Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, Heather S. Gregg, Theodore Karasik, Kevin O’Brien, William Rosenau, Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 1, The Global Jihadist Movement. The RAND Corporation, 2007. Prepared for the U.S. Air Force.

Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, Heather S. Gregg, Theodore Karasik, Kevin O’Brien, William Rosenau, Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe. The RAND Corporation, 2007. Prepared for the U.S. Air Force.

Sara Daly, Scott Gerwehr, “Al-Qa’ida: Terrorist Selection and Recruitment,” in David Kamien, ed., The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies), 2006.

Sara Daly, “The Algerian Salafist Group for Call and Combat: A Dossier,” Terrorism Monitor, Vol. 3, Issue 5, The Jamestown Foundation, March 11, 2005.

Sara Daly, John Parachini, William Rosenau, Aum Shinrikyo, al-Qaeda, and the Kinshasa Reactor: Implications of Three Case Studies for Combating Nuclear Terrorism, The RAND Corporation, 2005. Prepared for the U.S. Air Force.

 
 

Classes Taught

Terrorism in Today's World