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Ali Crawford

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Ali Crawford is a Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), where she works on the CyberAI Project. Previously, she has written for Divergent Options, and her work has appeared in Real Clear Defense. Ali holds an M.A. in National Security Studies from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy. She received her B.S. in International Business from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she also competed in track and field.

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