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/Kai Pfaffenbach - Railway workers remove debris from the wreckage of a train near to Atocha train station in Madrid, March 12, 2004.
The Madrid 3/11 Bombings and Spain’s Jihadist Networks
July 15, 2014
On July 15, the Brookings Intelligence Project hosted Professor Fernando Reinares, a senior analyst within Elcano Royal Institute and author of a definitive account of the March 11, 2004, Madrid train bombings.
Defense and Security
September 26, 2013, Benjamin Wittes
Testimony | Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
February 14, 2008, Daniel L. Byman
Testimony | House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
August 4, 2004, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Testimony | National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
December 8, 2003, Larry D. Thompson
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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
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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