Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. In this gripping book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future.
Three years after September 11, the United States is still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to another attack on its soil. Faced with this threat, the United States should be operating on a wartime footing at home. But despite the many new security precautions that have been proposed, America's most serious vulnerabilities remain ominously exposed.
The central finding of this report is that federal government has had a naïve view of what the market is able to do when left largely on its own to protect critical infrastructure.
Experts discuss developments in counterterrorism and intelligence gathering in the past fifteen years, including lessons learned since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Lisa O. Monaco discusses threats to U.S. homeland security as well as counterterrorism strategy against ISIS.
Experts discuss the vetting of refugees, the implications for immigration policy, and the role of the NSA and intelligence community in the aftermath of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and elsewhere.
CFR experts discuss the Metrojet crash over Egypt.
Jeh Charles Johnson discusses the state of U.S. cybersecurity.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. joins Frances Fragos Townsend, executive vice president at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., to discuss the state of the intelligence community and current challenges and successes experienced across the enterprise.
Janet Napolitano reflects on her time as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The nation's capital is a target-rich area by both absolute and symbolic measurements. This meeting will assess the unique threats to security in the Washington area, and the necessary responses. The discussion will evaluate steps already taken, determine what more needs to be done, identify resources, and analyze the challenges facing a coordinated response given the federal, local, and state entities involved.
8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. Meeting
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Please join Maria Otero to discuss progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power."
**For information on the relative urgency and importance of competing conflict prevention demands, please see the 2012 Preventive Priorities Survey from CFR's Center for Preventive Action.**
12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Meeting
Seating is limited.
Upon her return from the G6+1 meeting of interior ministers in Paris, as well as visits with counterparts in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, please join U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for a discussion about the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, secure cyberspace, and address shared threats.
12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Meeting
10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meeting
The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations. Recent speakers in the series include George Shultz, General William Fallon, and Martin Indyk.
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Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2015 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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