The Obama administration has initiated sweeping reviews of homeland security policies set up after 9/11. But any plans for far-reaching changes to the apparatus that oversees domestic security could face congressional pushback.
Daniel B. Prieto discusses the counterterrorism efforts of the Obama Administration and evaluates options for how President Obama could "answer questions that lack easy answers."
Daniel B. Prieto argues that national security should be discussed in conjunction with economic stimulus plans. He explains, "Lawmakers need to step back and consider that the nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill actually offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve physical as well as economic security."
Listen to CFR experts Daniel B. Prieto and Matthew C. Waxman discuss the implications of President Obama’s decision to close the Guantánamo prison camp and reverse the Bush Administration's policies on detention and interrogation.
With the Department of Homeland Security in the midst of its first presidential transition, what changes can the nation expect? President Obama's economic stimulus plan suggests nearly 400,000 jobs would be created for critical infrastructure repair projects. How should these projects and other homeland security matters be prioritized in a new administration? Please join Everett Ehrlich and Stephen E. Flynn to discuss these critical issues.
Listen to experts provide a briefing on critical infrastructure priorities for Homeland Security including how the nearly 400,000 jobs suggested by President Obama's economic stimulus plan would be created for critical infrastructure repair projects.
Listen to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff reflect on government actions during crises and lessons learned from his time in the Bush administration.
Watch U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff reflect on government actions during crises and lessons learned from his time in the Bush administration.
In this excerpt from The Closing of the American Border, Edward Alden writes that George Bush came to office as the most pro-immigrant president in modern U.S. history. Yet he presided over a war on terrorism that has been waged through anti-immigrant measures.
Since 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. immigration policy has been focused mostly on keeping out those we don't want. In this San Francisco Chronicle op-ed, Edward Alden argues that this single-mindedness has come with a high cost to our economy and reputation in the world.
This RAND Corporation report provides guidelines for state and local officials to improve their emergency responses to public health threats.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gave this speech on national security in Richmond, Virginia on October 22, 2008.
Everett Ehrlich, former Undersecretary of Commerce, and investment banker Felix Rohatyn discuss the need for a National Infrastructure Bank to fund the revitalization of U.S. infrastructure.
Homeland security is likely to generate considerable discussion in the 2008 presidential race on topics such as the USA Patriot Act, border fences, and FEMA reforms after Hurricane Katrina.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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