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  • emInside Terrorismem
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    Inside Terrorism

    Bruce Hoffman talked about his book, Inside Terrorism, about the historical evolution of terrorism around the world and the rise of modern groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS.

  • Discussion Examines Lone Wolf Terrorism Threat
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    Lone Wolf Terrorism

    Israeli counterterrorism experts and scholars from Georgetown University and the Washington Institute talked about the threat of lone wolf terrorism. Topics included the motivations and…

  • Discussion on President Obamas Counterterrorism Strategy
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    Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

    Panelists talked about the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy and strategy, and what it means for U.S. national security and for President Obama’s successor in 2017. Specific…

  • emAnonymous Soldiersem
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    Anonymous Soldiers

    Bruce Hoffman talked about his book, Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, about the three decades that led up to the creation of Israel and the effectiveness of the use…

  • US Strategy Against alQaeda
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    Panelists talked about the advancement of al-Qaeda and its affiliates and what the national security policy should be to combat the terrorist organization. They attempted to define al-Qaeda…

  • FBI Reforms Post 911
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    FBI Reforms Since the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

    Security policy experts testified on FBI reform efforts since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In the first panel, FBI Director James Comey cited cyber crime and homegrown…

  • Ambassador Sochi and Beyond
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    Russia and Sochi Winter Olympics

    Ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, panelists talked about the U.S-Russia relationship. Topics included some of the security threats at the Winter games and the…

  • Bipartisan Policy Center Assesses Terrorist Threat
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    Terror Threat Assessment

    Panelists spoke about a recent report on the threat to national security posed by terrorists. Among the topics they addressed were al-Qaida interests in the Syrian civil war, blurring lines…

  • House Cmte Looks into Boston Bombing
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    Boston Marathon Bombings and Domestic Counterterrorism

    Current and former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center, security officials, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani testified on communications procedures and law enforcement efforts…

  • Future of alQaida Leadership
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    Future of al-Qaida Leadership

    Panelists talked about the relevance of al-Qaida following the killing of Osama bin Laden and political uprisings in the Middle East since 2011. They also responded to questions from the…

  • Border Security Challenges After September 11 2001
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    Border Security Challenges After September 11, 2001

    Panelists talked about border security challenges since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Topics included the consolidation of various federal offices into Customs and Border…

  • Terrorist Groups in Pakistan Yemen and Somalia Terrorism Experts Panel
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    Terrorist Groups in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, Terrorism Experts Panel

    Government officials and terrorism experts testified on terrorist groups in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. They also talked about U.S. efforts to deny terrorists safe havens. Some members…

  • Assessment of Al Qaeda
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    Assessment of Al Qaeda

    Following Steve Coll’s opening remarks, panelists assessed the al-Qaeda threat 10 years after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. All of the panelists agreed that while the threat…

  • Developments on the AfghanistanPakistan Border
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    Developments on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

    Following opening remarks at a day-long conference on terrorism and counterterrorism challenges, panelists focused on the terrorist threat along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, U.S.…

  • New START Treaty
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    New START Treaty

    Current and former U.S. diplomats talked about both the 2010 Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (START), as well as an earlier START agreement signed in 1991. They also responded to questions…

  • Evolving Terrorist Threats
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    Evolving Terrorist Threats

    Participants spoke to reporters and answered questions from reporters about a new report on the nature of the terrorist threat in the U.S. The report found that terrorists threats were…

  • Future Counterterrorism Strategy
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    Future Counterterrorism Strategy

    Steve Clemons and Karen Greenberg introduced the conference on the current threat posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates and what steps the next administration should take in combating al Qaeda at home and abroad. Then a panel…

  • Issues Facing the Next President
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    Issues Facing the Next President

    Tammy Schultz moderated a roundtable discussion with foreign policy analysts on the issues which would face the next president. Topics included China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Russia. Panelists…

  • Hospital Emergency Room Capacity Day 1
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    Hospital Emergency Room Capacity, Day 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing about the ability of hospitals and medical facilities to respond to large-scale disasters. Among the issues they addressed were emergency planning for…

  • Use of the Internet by Terrorists
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    Use of the Internet by Terrorists

    Witnesses testified about terrorist groups using the Internet to recruit and radicalize their followers. Topics included illustrations of propaganda used on Internet sites, instructions for…

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