The success of the operation is a testament to the CIA’s unrelenting focus on terrorism over the past 20 years.
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An appreciation of the effects of targeted strikes—as well as legal and ethical assessments of them—should guide decisions about whether, when, and where to conduct strikes.
On Feb. 3, President Biden announced that U.S. forces successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation that killed Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State.
Israel's labeling of six Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist groups in October demonstrates the current legal process' lack of due process and transparency.
Foreign fighters remain a powerful jihadist force worth understanding.
A Belated Farewell to (and a Liber Amicorum Honoring) Former EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove
Some reflections on de Kerchove’s tenure.
House Homeland Security Hearing on Transnational Racially and Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing on the transnational threat of racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism. The subcommittee will hear testimony from John Cohen, the assistant secretary of homeland security for counterterrorism and threat prevention, and John Godfrey, the acting coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.
As the U.S. government faces downsizing in both its terrorism prevention staff and congressional funding, a quiet shift has begun at the local level. The future of CVE programs will be determined by state-level and city initiatives.
There is an ongoing debate within policy circles on when and where countering violent extremism programs began in the U.S. There is, however, little debate on whether the strategy has been implemented effectively. By every objective measure, it has not.
Three questions raised by the capture of Cholo Abdi Abdullah.