Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program
The CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program shapes the policies needed to enhance U.S. and global security in the 21st Century.
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.
Publications by subject
- Counterterrorism and International Threats
- U.S. Armed Forces
- DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise
- Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Resilience
- Border Security
- Homegrown and Domestic Terrorism
- Information Sharing
- Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological Threats
A forum to discuss the potential roles and duties of the U.S. Army National Guard through the examination of basic principles, structural drivers, and capabilities for different missions.
A forum to discuss strengthening the resilience of communities in disaster-prone areas through the lenses of philanthropy, business and policy.
The Arc of Instability project examines militancy in South Asia, exploring trends and strategic shifts across a wide array of militant actors.
This is an archive of projects from the Homeland Security Program from the summer of 2009 and earlier.
This is an archive of all publications of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program.
- AudioMar 31, 2014
- VideoMar 10, 2014
NewsletterMar 21, 2014
CommentaryMar 13, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Jan 8, 2014
In the News
NewsweekBy Leah McGrath Goodman and Lynnley BrowningApr 24, 2014
Bloomberg BusinessweekBy Kasia KlimasinskaApr 4, 2014