Led by Dr. Seth G. Jones, director and Harold Brown Chair, TNT examines the activities of organizations like the Islamic State, al Qaeda, Lebanese Hezbollah, Shia militias, and far-right and far-left extremist networks—including counterterrorism efforts. TNT also analyzes Russian, Iranian, and Chinese irregular warfare activities, such as covert action, economic warfare, support to non-state partners, cyber operations, disinformation, political warfare, and espionage.
TNT conducts extensive fieldwork overseas, compiles and analyzes data sets, and utilizes satellite imagery and other types of qualitative and quantitative analysis. TNT also draws from an extensive network of policy experts from the U.S. and partner governments, Congress, academia, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. In partnership with CSIS’s Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, TNT translates its research into high-quality videos, podcasts, reports, visualizations, and other products designed to engage audiences and inform policy discussions through objective analysis. TNT’s work is highly valued by government officials, corporate executives, and other influential leaders seeking to understand, prevent, and counter transnational threats.
Former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, joined CSIS experts Dan Byman and Emily Harding as they discuss the tactics, scale, and global ramifications of the Hamas October 7 attack.
Transcript — November 7, 2023
Commentary by Jessica Davis Tricia Bacon Emily Harding and Daniel Byman — October 25, 2023
Brief by Seth G. Jones Riley McCabe and Alexander Palmer — October 12, 2023
Critical Questions by Alexander Palmer and Daniel Byman — October 10, 2023
Report by Seth G. Jones — September 29, 2023
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Event — March 24, 2023
Brief by Seth G. Jones Riley McCabe and Alexander Palmer — February 27, 2023
Digital Report by Seth G. Jones — February 22, 2023
Event — February 17, 2023
Report by Seth G. Jones — January 23, 2023
Commentary by Seth G. Jones and Philip G. Wasielewski — November 17, 2022
Commentary by Gregory F. Treverton and Pari Esfandiari — October 20, 2022
Commentary by Seth G. Jones Jared Thompson and Riley McCabe — September 22, 2022
Congressional Testimony by Catrina Doxsee — September 15, 2022
Critical Questions by Jake Harrington and Jared Thompson — August 4, 2022