The United States continues to face the evolving threat of international and domestic terrorism, as well as an emerging set of challenges in securing borders, developing national and community resilience against natural disasters, and ensuring the continued security of critical infrastructure. The Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program analyzes how the United States and other countries work toward these goals, especially in an age of limited budgets and difficult decisions. It considers the measures that nations can take—such as creating a national infrastructure that is resistant to physical damage, enhancing resilience, or increasing cross-agency cooperation—to enhance their domestic security.
Past initiatives include studies on disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience; the evolving dynamics of South Asian militancy; international homeland security cooperation; “homegrown” extremism in the United States; the future of al Qaeda and its affiliates; and information sharing in law enforcement and counterterrorism.
The project aims to serve as a leading voice in the national and global conversation on homeland security and counterterrorism issues.
All content by Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program
Commentary by Devi Nair — March 31, 2020
Report by Suzanne Spaulding and Eric Goldstein — February 14, 2018
Commentary by Marc Frey and Whitney Shinkle — March 4, 2016
Event — December 4, 2015
Report by Juan C. Zarate and Farah Pandith — November 16, 2015
Congressional Testimony by Juan C. Zarate — August 5, 2015
Congressional Testimony by Juan C. Zarate — July 30, 2015
Congressional Testimony by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson — July 14, 2015
Newsletter by Mark F. Cancian , Gregory Sanders , and Sharon Squassoni — May 29, 2015
Critical Questions by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson — May 18, 2015