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The Terrorism Index

A survey of foreign policy experts on U.S. security, foreign affairs, and America's place in the world.

by FOREIGN POLICY and the Center for American Progress | Monday, August 18, 2008

Crisis in Waiting

The warning signs are growing that Pakistan is probably the crisis that will test the leadership of the next administration, writes Brian Katulis.

by Brian Katulis | Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What to Do About the Terrorist Safe Haven in Pakistan

play_alt icon Video What are the Federally Administered Tribal Areas? Why should we be concerned about them? And what can we do about them?

by Caroline Wadhams | Monday, May 5, 2008

Another Clear Warning: State Department Report Shows Alarming Trend

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman offer analysis of new State Department report that reiterates Al Qaeda and its affiliates are strengthening and expanding.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Friday, May 2, 2008

We Need a Plan for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman outline six strategic guideposts for addressing the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.

by Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman | Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shutter This Death Trap

Ever since the United States started airlifting prisoners from Afghanistan to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in January 2002, there have been criticisms of "Gitmo."  Recently, President Bush’s chief military adviser, Admiral Michael Mullen, joined  ranks with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sen. John McCain, former Attorney General […]

by Spencer P. Boyer | Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pakistan Front and Center: Bhutto Assassination Adds to Crisis

The political crisis was palpable when I left the country last week, writes Brian Katulis, but Bhutto's murder will require greater U.S. resolve.

by Brian Katulis | Thursday, December 27, 2007

40 Reasons to Reengage in Afghanistan

The mission in Afghanistan is in jeopardy, and we cannot afford to lose. The good news is that we can succeed if we reengage.

| Monday, December 10, 2007

Return to a Proven Path: Established Systems Can Handle Terrorists

Hoffman and Gude argue that the criminal justice system can be used to try terrorists without undermining liberties or efforts to combat terrorism.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cassandra’s Conundrum

In the previous issue of The National Interest, John Mueller argued that the threats from nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear war are exaggerated. Joseph Cirincione responds. FIRST, LET me agree with one of John Mueller’s main points: The dangers to our national security are very often hyped, and this alarmism produces undesirable consequences. And […]

by Joseph Cirincione | Thursday, November 1, 2007

Crib Sheet: “Islamofascism”

In the days following 9/11, Americans across the ideological spectrum united in support of increased protections against terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. But a handful of conservatives used the attacks to promote division among Americans and their allies abroad. For example, conservative writer Stephen Schwartz employed the term “Islamofascism” in a Weekly Standard article to […]

by Annika Carlson and Sarah Dreier | Monday, October 22, 2007

Insuring Against Terrorism

As long as the U.S. faces a significant threat from terrorist networks, we must ensure the economy is properly protected, says P.J. Crowley.

by P.J. Crowley | Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Abandoned Front in the War on Terrorism

While conservatives have been focusing on Iraq, Al Qaeda and the Taliban have been rebuilding their capabilities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

by Caroline Wadhams and Leah Greenberg | Monday, September 10, 2007

Key Questions on the White House Report and Petraeus-Crocker Testimony

Making sure the American public gets the full facts on Iraq when Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker present their case to Congress.

by John Podesta, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis | Friday, September 7, 2007

Interactive Map: Al Qaeda Attacks Around the World

cursor icon Interactive The war in Iraq has distracted attention and diverted resources away from the fight against terrorism worldwide.

| Thursday, September 6, 2007