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  • Discussion on US Role in Global War on Terrorism
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    Counterterrorism Efforts

    Panelists talked about the global war on terrorism and the arguments for and against increased U.S. involvement in global conflicts. They spoke about about extremist groups in Syria, Iraq,…

  • Global Counterterrorism
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    Global Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence…

  • Evolution of Terrorist Groups
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    Evolution of Terrorist Groups

    Panelists spoke about counterterrorism strategies and lessons learned in recent efforts to eradicate terrorist groups such as the Nepali Maoists, the Taliban, and al-Qaida. They also…

  • Security Issues in Europe and Eurasia
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    Security Issues in Europe and Eurasia

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. relationship with European, Middle East and Asian allies, as well as international counterterrorism operations. They also talked about Pakistan and…

  • US Counterterrorism Strategy in Yemen
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    U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy in Yemen

    Daniel Benjamin talked about efforts to combat terrorism in Yemen. He focused on the history and growth of al-Qaida in Yemen, and the ability of Yemen’s government to fight terrorism in its…

  • State Department Daily Briefing
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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Daniel Benjamin spoke to reporters about new counterterrorism measures. Following his remarks P.J. Crowley briefed reporters and answered questions. Topics included the possibility of…

  • Country Reports on Terrorism 2009
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    Country Reports on Terrorism 2009

    Daniel Benjamin and Russ Travers briefed reporters and answered questions on the release of the annual congressionally mandated Country Reports on Terrorism 2009. Topics included the “state…

  • Hezbollah and the Middle East Government Officials
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    Hezbollah and the Middle East, Government Officials

    Officials testified about the international an regional security threats posed by Hezbollah, including its role in Lebanon and support it receives from Syria and Iran. They said that the Obama…

  • Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism
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    Dan Benjamin on Counterterrorism

    Daniel Benjamin spoke about U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Among the issues he addressed were the evolving threat and increasing resilience of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations, as…

  • Obama Administration Counterterrorism Tactics and Strategy
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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Tactics and Strategy

    Daniel Benjamin spoke about Obama administration counterterrorism tactics and strategy. Topics included how the Obama administration is facing terrorist threats to U.S. security and State…

  •  Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy
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    Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy

    Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. Following their…

  • Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
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    Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

    A panel discussion was held on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the previous week. The discussion focused on the extremist networks allegedly responsible for the assaults, the…

  • Afghanistan and NATO
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    Afghanistan and NATO

    Secretary General de Hoop Scheffer talked about the effectiveness of the International Security Assistance Force operation in Afghanistan and what is needed to achieve success for NATO and the…

  • Torture and Interrogation Tactics
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    Torture and Interrogation Tactics

    Two House subcommittees held a joint hearing on “Rendition to Torture: The Case of Maher Arar.” Testifying by remote connection, Mr. Arar, a Canadian, described being detained at JFK…

  • US Counterterrorism Efforts
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    U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

    Witnesses testified about developing future strategies to fight terrorism, the nature of the international terrorist threat, the use public diplomacy to sway opinion, and challenges in…

  • US Counterterrorism Efforts
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    U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

    Daniel Benjamin talked about the status of the U.S. war on terror after the death of Zarqawi, and a look at existing terrorist groups the U.S. may now focus on. He wrote about this topic in…

  • Democratic Security Agenda
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    Democratic Security Agenda

    Former Governor Warner and Senator Bayh spoke to reporters about Democratic Party policy concerns related to security issues. They talked about the party’s agenda for meeting security…

  • Future of the US Military
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    Future of the U.S. Military

    A panel discussion was held on the future of the U.S. military and irregular warfare. Among the topics panelists discussed were global security issues; irregular warfare tactics and…

  • emThe Next Attack  The Failure of the War on Terrorem
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    The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror

    Daniel Benjamin and Steve Simon talked about their book The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right, published by Times Books. In the book, the authors…

  • AlQaida vs the United States
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    Al-Qaida vs. the United States

    Participants talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, popular anti-American sentiment around the globe, improving investigations and enforcement of anti-terror laws, and intelligence…

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