Defense and Security
In the post-9/11 world, terrorism is an ever-present threat around the globe, making actionable intelligence necessary to prevent acts of violence. The intelligence community continues to struggle to streamline the exchange of crucial information while heeding concerns about privacy and civil liberties. Brookings scholars examine efforts that make intelligence-gathering the first line of defense.
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic - People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with binary code and a Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) emblem, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.
Counterterrorism Professionals Reflect on Their Work
December 2014, Urusula M. Wilder
Ursula Wilder explores the impact on counterterrorism professionals of the high intensity and high stress environments in which most of them have functioned, often for many years.
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In the latest Brookings Essay, Stuart Taylor, Jr. collects the divergent views of four prominent experts to help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the post-Snowden era.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Paul R. Pillar
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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