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Tammy Palacios

Senior Analyst, Priority Sustainable Counterterrorism

Tammy Palacios is a Senior Analyst leading the Priority Sustainable Counterterrorism initiative at the New Lines Institute and 2023-2024 Research Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. Palacios previously served as Program Head for the Nonstate Actors program at the institute, where she worked in the field of violent and nonviolent nonstate actors.  

Before joining the New Lines Institute, Palacios served as Project Lead for the MENA Research Team at TTCSP, where she managed two international teams collecting data on think tanks and civil society organizations in the MENA region. Tammy also spent time on the Syria and ISIS portfolios at the Institute for the Study of War, where she focused on Salafi-Jihadist militant groups operating in Syria. She has received accreditations for her business and team management roles and enjoys motivating others.  

Palacios earned a master’s degree in security and terrorism studies from the University of Maryland Graduate School. She previously earned a graduate certificate in terrorism analysis from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in international studies and politics and government from the University of Hartford.  

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