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Countering Terrorism: Political and Economic Strategies

In an ongoing series of press briefings on America’s campaign against terrorism, Brookings scholars will assess Europe’s role as well as discuss where foreign assistance fits into long-term strategies for countering terrorism. Also at this briefing, Paul Light will discuss the status of presidential appointees to counterterrorism positions and how this might affect the Office of Homeland Security. Topics to be discussed, among others, include:

  • Does the Bush administration’s effort to build an international coalition against terrorism mean the end of unilateralist U.S. foreign policies?
  • Is the campaign against terrorism bringing Europe and the United States together, or will it eventually push them apart?
  • Does foreign aid have a role to play in America’s long-term strategy for dealing with terrorism?
  • How fast are the presidential appointees to counterterrorism positions being approved? How many have been filled? How many have not yet been nominated? How might this affect the Office of Homeland Security?

Brookings experts will make brief presentations and answer questions. Participants in this press briefing will include:




James B. Steinberg

Former Brookings Expert

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Philip H. Gordon

Former Brookings Expert

Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy - Council on Foreign Relations

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(202) 797-6105

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