Montassar Adaili is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tunis in Sociology. His dissertation project is on the Tunisians in terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. He holds a master’s degree in critical security studies from Doha Institute for Graduated Studies and M.A in American Civilization (American Studies) from Manouba University in Tunisia. As Fulbrighter, he taught Arabic language and culture at the State University of New York in Binghamton and took classes in the American Studies. His research interests include armed non-state actors, insurgencies in the middle east, counterterrorism, and intelligence studies. His work has been published in Strategic and military studies.