extremism


Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…



Featured Article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow…
Featured article: Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution by Jan Schwarzenberg U.S. persons travelling to other lands to become foreign fighters are a threat to domestic security in the U.S. Numerous reports over the past decade note the presence of foreign fighters arriving in conflict areas such as… Read More

Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism



Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism
The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University recently published a report on the U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing. The report focuses on how policing agencies can work with Muslim Americans and other communities to enhance public… Read More

New task force to counter violent extremism



New task force to counter violent extremism
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the formation of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Task Force. The CVE Task Force will be an interagency group focused on strengthening U.S. government efforts to prevent extremists from radicalizing and mobilizing recruits, especially within the U.S. In his announcement… Read More

IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism



IAP 17W (November 2015) Countering Cyber Extremism
by Megan Penn, Joshua K. Miller and Jan Schwarzenberg Violent extremist organizations have increased their online presence using the Internet to establish an online brand, communicate with members, and radicalize sympathizers. The regular use of online media, forums, and communications has altered the way that governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and… Read More

GAO audits Counterterrorism Bureau coordination



GAO audits Counterterrorism Bureau coordination

The Government Accountability Office has released a report examining the Bureau of Counterterrorism. GAO notes that they found that the Counterterrorism Bureau was generally consistent with key practices for interagency collaboration...

BENS releases domestic security report



BENS releases domestic security report

Last year, Business Executives for National Security published a report reviewing U.S. domestic security. The BENS report assesses whether the many reforms enacted after 9/11 are still effective at confronting a changing terrorist threat...

IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense



IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

Using a capabilities-based assessment model as a guide, this paper examines the current operational capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and NORTHCOM. The analysis highlights the capabilities required to combat current and future threats along the southwest border and identifies the gaps between existing and required capabilities.

State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism



State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism

The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts...