Shifting Sands: Assessing the likelihood of a US-Iranian War

Iranian protesters burning an American flag. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons. The United States rang in 2020 with a precision drone strike, killing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Commander Qasem Soleimani. Maximum pressure has given way to lethal force, and the region anxiously awaits new developments. The question is whether this move by the Trump Administration … Continue reading Shifting Sands: Assessing the likelihood of a US-Iranian War

NSCITF Report on Millennial Considerations on Insider Threat

The 2019 edition of the National Security Critical Issues Task Force (NSCITF) Report is now available for download here. The 2019 NSCITF Report on Millennial Considerations on Insider Threat: Are We A Threat Or An Opportunity? As insider threat prevention receives increasing attention, the National Security Critical Issues Task Force examined if Millennials–now the largest segment of … Continue reading NSCITF Report on Millennial Considerations on Insider Threat

NSCITF Report on Digital Influencing for CVE

The 2018 edition of the National Security Critical Issues Task Force (NSCITF) Report is now available for download here. The 2018 NSCITF Report on Digital Influencing for CVE analyzes the current challenges presented by extremist groups and nation state adversaries in cyberspace to the US Government. To illustrate these challenges, this report presents a case … Continue reading NSCITF Report on Digital Influencing for CVE

GSSR Special Issue: What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism

The Georgetown Security Studies Review is very proud to present a new special issue: "What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism". This issue contains articles and remarks from some of the world's eminent scholars of terrorism and counterterrorism, who gathered at Georgetown University on 26-27 January, 2017 for a conference jointly hosted by … Continue reading GSSR Special Issue: What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Special Issue: An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat

In cooperation with the Center for a New American Security, National Defense University, and the US-Korea Institute at SAIS, Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies and the Georgetown Security Studies Review present a new special report available for download here. Executive Summary “Deterrence works, until it doesn't.”—Sir Lawrence Freedman The United States’ current approach to North Korea does … Continue reading Special Issue: An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat

NSCITF Report on Countering Violent Extremism

The 2016 edition of the National Security Critical Issues Task Force (NSCITF) Report is now available for download here. The 2016 NSCITF Report on Countering Violent Extremism analyzes issues underlying activities that prevent individuals from radicalizing, adopting violent extremist ideologies, and engaging in terrorist activities. In the report, the Task Force proposes a new framework for … Continue reading NSCITF Report on Countering Violent Extremism