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September 14, 2018

Conflict Prevention

The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks. 

Tribute in Light installation in New York City

September 28, 2016

United States

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …

May 24, 2013

Education

On Monday, Memorial Day, Wal-Mart will begin fulfilling its promise to hire any recent, honorably discharged veteran that wants a job (at least part-time). The world’s largest retailer says its pledg…

U.S. Marines on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan (Courtesy USMC).

September 12, 2011

Homeland Security

Session One: Keynote SpeakerPhilip Zelikow, Graduate School Dean and Professor of History, University of Virginia; Former Executive Director, 9/11 CommissionWelcoming Remarks: Richard N. Haass, Presi…

September 9, 2011

Defense and Security

New York City Fire Department Battalion Commander Tom Currao raises a flag outside the World Trade Center construction site at the 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center in New York on September 9, 2011. (Bri…

New York Fire Department Battalion Commander Tom Currao raises a flag outside the World Trade Center construction site at the 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center in New York September 9, 2011. The flag, which flew overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom, was accepted by museum curators into their collection. National and city leaders will commemorate on Sunday the ten-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a ceremony unveiling a memorial and museum. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

February 15, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

This publication is now archived. What is the 9/11 Commission?The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is a bipartisan, independent panel. Its 13 members and staff of nearl…

January 17, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

January 14, 2019

Afghanistan War

The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.

Afghanistan

January 11, 2019

Conflict Prevention

This year, a mass casualty terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland or treaty ally was included as a top tier priority in the Center for Preventive Action’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey.

September 1, 2016

United States

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.