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What Has to Happen to Close Guantanamo Bay This Year

A closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.

By Ken Gude | Friday, January 31, 2014

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Moving Beyond 9/11: The United States Needs a Broader-Based and Sustainable Counterterrorism Policy

The eventual demise of Al Qaeda will require the United States to formulate a broader-based and sustainable counterterrorism strategy that shifts from a “war on terror” approach to embrace a range of tools to combat new foreign threats.

By Peter Juul | Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is Right: Torture Was Useless in Finding Bin Laden

The critically acclaimed movie highlights the folly of and the moral cost associated with the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

By Ken Sofer | Tuesday, January 8, 2013

People walk around a flag pole outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the site of a hate-fueled, violent attack that left six members of the Sikh community dead.

Right-Wing Extremists Aren’t the Lone Wolves They Seem to Be

The rise in right-wing extremist and white-supremacist attacks suggests that these radicals are part of larger movements that are gaining support, a trend that we must pay attention to as our country becomes more diverse.

By Julie Ajinkya | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Interactive Map: Al Qaeda After Osama bin Laden By the Numbers

Ken Sofer shows that the terrorist organization is significantly weaker a year after its leader’s death.

By Ken Sofer | Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Unaddressed Threat of Female Suicide Bombers

Ken Sofer and Jennifer Addison discuss why we need to acknowledge the growing number of female attacks in our counterterrorism strategy.

By Ken Sofer and Jennifer Addison | Thursday, January 5, 2012

Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil

CAP Senior Fellow Lawrence Korb testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

By Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Victory for the United States but Not the Defeat of Al Qaeda in Yemen

Anwar al-Awlaki’s lawful killing removes a genuine threat to the United States, but it brings Yemen no closer to peace and stability, writes Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Friday, September 30, 2011

The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11

We’ve been successful in dismantling transnational terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda in the last 10 years, writes Ken Sofer. But we need to prepare for smaller, domestic threats.

By Ken Sofer | Friday, September 9, 2011

Conservatives Once Again Play Politics with U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

An op-ed by Sens. Joe Lieberman and Kelly Ayotte gets it wrong again on the best way to prosecute terrorists, writes Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Friday, July 22, 2011

More Efficient Counterterrorism

The Obama administration unveiled a promising new strategy to fight terrorism this week that will use smaller, more targeted operations, write Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.

By Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley | Friday, July 1, 2011

Understanding bin Laden’s Appeal

Osama bin Laden’s propaganda was based on real resentments against U.S. policy in the Middle East that we need to come to terms with, says Matthew Duss.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another Way to Fight Terrorism

Bin Laden’s death and the Middle East uprisings present the Obama administration with an opportunity to shift to a more comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that recognizes a changing landscape, writes Sarah Margon.

By Sarah Margon | Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama’s Death Unites Americans that Came of Age After 9/11

Sam Fulwood III explores the complicated celebrations of American youth this past Sunday.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Statement on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Center for American Progress President and Chief Executive Officer John Podesta joins America in celebration.

By John Podesta | Monday, May 2, 2011

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