Sep 7, 2021

The global war on terrorism wrecked relations with Iran

By Barbara Slavin

The most fundamental strategic error of the George W. Bush administration following the September 11, 2001, attacks was launching a “Global War on Terrorism” that failed to distinguish properly between those responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other US adversaries.

Iran Middle East


Sep 7, 2021

Counterterrorism and great-power competition

By Nathan Sales

For nearly two decades after the attacks of September 11, 2001, counterterrorism was the United States’ top national security and foreign policy priority. That is no longer the case, as resources and policy maker bandwidth are increasingly shifting to challenges associated with peer and near-peer rivals such as China and Russia.

China Middle East


Sep 7, 2021

An intellectual reckoning on counterterrorism

By LTG Michael Nagata

The time has come for the US counterterrorism community to undertake a difficult and probably painful review of whether the United States’ current practices and investments are sufficiently advancing its strategic interests and policy goals against terrorism.

Security & Defense Terrorism


Sep 7, 2021

The enduring threat of domestic terrorism

By Javed Ali

The Biden administration has rightly prioritized domestic terrorism as the number one counterterrorism concern in the United States.

National Security Security & Defense


Sep 7, 2021

Hyper-tribalism and the US domestic terrorism threat

By Christopher P. Costa

After the January 6, 2021, breach of the US Capitol, the consequences of polarization, disinformation, and hyper-tribalism make domestic political violence the most pressing terrorism challenge facing US counterterrorism.

Nationalism Politics & Diplomacy


Sep 7, 2021

We are in the interwar period

By Thomas S. Warrick

In September 2021, the United States is only in between major terrorist attacks. This prediction should not be controversial—but today this way of looking at counterterrorism is.

Middle East National Security


Feb 4, 2021

Protecting the new frontier: Seven perspectives on aerospace cybersecurity

By Simon Handler

The aviation community is experiencing unprecedented difficulties, while space is emerging as a new fronter with challenges of its own. But there are opportunities for experts across the aerospace sector to tackle its cybersecurity challenges.

Cybersecurity Space


Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

By Anna Wieslander

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Defense Industry Defense Policy
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Nov 18, 2020

Belarusian activist Telegram channels are losing their audience

By Nika Aleksejeva

Belarusian Telegram users are increasingly seeking independent news sources and engaging with the regime’s official channels.

Belarus Disinformation
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Event Recap

Oct 29, 2020

Data gaps, siloed thinking, the Global Food Crisis, and what we can do

By Sahil Shah and Nell Watson

We currently face a complex global food crisis, driven by COVID-19, locusts, natural hazards, and a global recession. However, greater awareness of risks and impacts may attract ESG money from the finance sector, while the agriculture industry can be critical both as a source of data and as a data dissemination network.

Resilience & Society Technology & Innovation