Mark Danner writes for the New York Review of Books in 2004 about the United States' torturing of prisoners since September 11, 2001 (Subscription Only).
Matthew Bunn argues in this editorial that presidential leadership is the key to accelerating progress on securing nuclear weapons and materials.
Richard A. Posner and Juliette Kayyem debate whether a domestic intelligence agency, such as Britain's MI5, would benefit U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
Stewart Patrick and Alexandra Kerr make recommendations to improve the counterterrorism efforts of the United States and its allies, in conjunction with CFR's Global Governance Report Card, published by the International Institutions and Global Governance program.
Linda Robinson writes that the upcoming anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death highlights the continued need for a "more comprehensive approach to special operations as part of U.S. national security policy."
Micah Zenko says, in the aftermath of the attacks in Benghazi, President Obama faces tremendous pressure to "do something" in response, but force won't stop another attack.
Micah Zenko says John Brennan, chief adviser to President Obama on counterterrorism issues, has a unique and unprecedented role in shaping and implementing the president's vision for protecting the United States, its allies, and its interests from politically motivated violence.
Matthew C. Waxman discusses U.S. attorney general Eric Holder's address providing the Obama administration's legal rationale for targeted killings of certain al Qaeda suspects--including U.S. citizens.
Stuart Levey and Christy Clark argue that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the world's premier standard-setting body for combating terrorist financing and money laundering, and it should develop and enforce standards for sanctions implementation.
Max Boot says the death of Anwar al-Awlaki is a fleeting victory without stability in Yemen.
John B. Bellinger III examines the legality of drone strikes used by the United States against al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders.
Ed Husain says the United States must engage the Arab world to defeat al-Qaeda.
Joshua Kurlantzick says that as counterterrorism officials plot life for al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden, they would do well to look toward the Indonesian experience.
Ed Husain says the death of Osama bin Laden will not weaken jihadists.
Micah Zenko addresses the question, "Why did it take so long to find bin Laden?"
Richard N. Haass says the killing of Osama bin Laden should in no way be equated with the demise of terrorism.
Stephen Biddle examines how the death of Osama bin Laden will change a U.S. national security strategy and policy that has been shaped so profoundly by bin Laden's actions.
Mohamad Bazzi says that while the killing of Osama bin Laden is a triumph for the United States, it does mean the end of al-Qaeda.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More