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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 17, 2014) – Policymakers, 70 from 48 countries, are attending the Senior Executive Seminar 14-08, Adapting Our Strategies to Counter Evolving Transnational Terrorist Threats from Al-Qaeda, its Affiliates and its Advocates here.

The seminar offers policymakers a forum for exploring current status and strength of the global al-Qaeda network, and understanding al-Qaeda, its affiliates and advocates in Eurasia and Africa. It also covers the significance of Syria for al-Qaeda and the global Jihad, strategic implications for counterterrorism and where al-Qaeda is headed.

The seminar consists of six sessions, with five of these giving attendees a choice to participate in one of five workshops that delve further into the topic to explore key issues. Today’s session is Focus on Syria and the Middle East with workshops on Fallout: Regional Implications of the Conflict in Syria; Foreign Fighters: Threat Assessment and Policy Options; The Islamic State: Options for Counterterrorism; and, The European Union and Syria.

For more photos, visit the Marshall Center photo gallery. (DOD photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn/RELEASED)