On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by… Read More
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
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
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.
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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
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...
February 18, 2015
The White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremism and radicalization...
February 17, 2015
The Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a preview of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 17, 2015...
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...
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.