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.
Terrorism and a range of other unconventional threats jeopardize U.S. and global security in the twenty-first century. Addressing these challenges requires that nations do two things: secure their territory from attack and mitigate threats at their source. The Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program analyzes how the United States and other countries work toward these goals. It considers the measures that nations can take—such as creating a national infrastructure that is impervious to physical damage—to enhance their domestic security. And it explores how best to combat global terrorism—such as by increasing cooperation between countries that face a common threat or by building indigenous capacity in those states and territories at greatest risk to extremist elements.
Past initiatives include studies on “homegrown” extremism in the United States and international approaches to border security. Current projects include studies on the future of al Qaeda and its affiliates; information sharing in law enforcement and counterterrorism; disaster preparation and relief efforts; and U.S.-EU security cooperation. The program also plays an active role in current debates over U.S. strategy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other states afflicted by violent extremism.
The initiative will produce a series of “alternative futures” regarding the state of al Qaeda and Associated Movements in the year 2025 and generate recommendations to defeat the threat over the long term.
The Europe Program provides analysis and policy recommendations on issues challenging 21st-century transatlantic security.
A Podcast from the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program
A forum to discuss strengthening the resilience of communities in disaster-prone areas through the lenses of philanthropy, business and policy.
"Flash Points," a weekly video series by CBSnews.com with CSIS Senior Adviser and CBS News senior national security analyst Juan Zarate.
A CSIS Oral History Podcast Series with the Honorable Charles E. Allen
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.
- AudioDec 20, 2013
- AudioNov 5, 2013
CommentaryNov 13, 2013
Critical QuestionsNov 12, 2013