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Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Article
The sun rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City as people walk through the Empty Sky 9/11 memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 24, 2021. (Getty/Gary Hershorn)

Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Staff and fellows at the Center for American Progress share how 9/11 changed their lives.

Center for American Progress staff and fellows

4 First Steps for Congress To Address White Supremacist Terrorism Report

4 First Steps for Congress To Address White Supremacist Terrorism

As tensions rise ahead of the upcoming election, the 116th Congress can and should act now to confront the surge in violent white supremacy across the country.

Simon Clark, Karuna Nandkumar, James Lamond

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation Report

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation

As the United States and Jordan enter the next phase of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation, they should work together to continue to strengthen Jordan’s security services.

Hardin Lang, William Wechsler, Alia Awadallah

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo Article
A Guantanamo detainee closes a door at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2007. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo

Trump’s momentary flirtation with Guantanamo only served to expose its failures and the hypocrisy of Republicans’ fight to keep it open.

Ken Gude

Losing the War of Ideas Report

Losing the War of Ideas

Battlefield victories will prove short-lived without a more focused strategy to tackle terrorist ideology.

Alia Awadallah, Hardin Lang, Kristy Densmore

After Liberation Report
Iraqi security forces enter the al-Julan neighborhood after defeating Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq, on June 26, 2016. (Associated Press)

After Liberation

If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.

Hardin Lang, Muath Al Wari

The Terror Gap Fact Sheet
A row of weapons is seen at a gun show, March 2008. (AP/Casey Templeton)

The Terror Gap

With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

An Ounce of Prevention Report
An Iraqi soldier carries a beverage bottle used as an IED that was seized by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib suburb in 2010. (AP/Loay Hameed)

An Ounce of Prevention

To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

Mary Beth Goodman

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing Article
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2015. (AP/Evan Vucci)

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.

Ken Gude

Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action Report
Afghan security officers listen to a speech by President Ashraf Ghani. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action

Any adjustment to the withdrawal timeline of U.S. troops from Afghanistan must consider the critical needs of the Afghan National Security Forces.

Ariella Viehe, Katherine Blakeley, Aarthi Gunasekaran

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq Report

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq

The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.

Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, Vikram Singh

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm Report

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm

As Jordan wrestles with the effects of the Arab uprisings and the Syrian civil war, the United States should support the country’s political and economic reform.

Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad

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