America’s War on Terrorism
Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race. Provides information and analysis of emerging security policy.
Center for a New American Security
The mission of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the expertise and experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
Center on Terrorism & Irregular Warfare
Naval Postgraduate School Library
monthly online journal devoted to understanding and confronting contemporary threats posed by terrorism, insurgency and other forms of political violence.
Conflict 21: Center for Terrorism Studies
From the USAF Counterproliferation Center. Established in 1999, the CPC was created to educate the warfighter on the various tenents of counterproliferation to include arms control treaty programs, export control regimes, interdiction, diplomacy and economic/political sanctions, deterrence, counterforce targeting active defense, passive defense and consequence management.
Conflict and Security Issues at the National Academies
The National AcademiesPress. Publications from advisors to the nation on Science, Engineering, Medicine.
Central Intelligence Agency. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent US Government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers.
COIN 2006 (Army/Marine Counterinsurgency Manual )
This field manual/Marine Corps reference publication (FM/MCRP) establishes doctrine (fundamental principles) for military operations in a counterinsurgency environment. It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgencies and relevant combat operations. It is also based on existing interim doctrine, and doctrine recently developed
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
This is the official website of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. The Combating Terrorism Center is actively involved in supporting the Global War on Terror through education, outreach, and policy analysis. The Center leverages the operational and academic expertise of its staff to provide cadets with experiential opportunities for studying terrorism, counterterrorism, homeland security and weapons of mass destruction.
Center for Strategic & International Studies. A nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on, and policy solutions to, current and emerging global issues. Focus is on developing national and international public policy by assessing political risk, analyzing regional affairs, monitoring international security and stability, identifying longer range consequences of current practices and policies.
Country Reports on Terrorism U.S. State Dept.
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism. U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.
U.S. Department of Defense News About the War on Terrorism.
Digest of Terrorist Cases
The handbook is a compilation of legal experiences relating to actual terrorist cases gained by high-ranking experts from several countries who have gathered at meetings organized by UNODC in Austria, Colombia and Italy. The experts share their experiences in dealing with terrorism cases, reflect on their positive and negative judicial experiences, and explain specific investigative and prosecutorial techniques used in these cases. The compilation therefore gives policymakers and criminal justice officials from all over the world practical ideas on and expert insight into ways of dealing with a relatively new field of jurisprudence. UNODC.
Forensic Science and National Security
This resource developed by Forensic Science.org provides an overview of the relationship between forensic science and security related issues. It also includes links to U.S. agencies working in the field.
Global Terrorism Database
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2011 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as transnational and international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 104,000 cases. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and—when identifiable—the group or individual responsible. The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is making the GTD available via this online interface in an effort to increase understanding of terrorist violence so that it can be more readily studied and defeated.
Institute for Conflict Management
The Institute for Conflict Management is a non-Profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, and is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. The Institute was set up on the initiative of, and is presently headed by, its President, Mr. K.P.S. Gill, IPS (Retd).
International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research
The IDSS International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research works at the cutting edge of terrorism research. The centre focuses on the Asia-Pacific region with special emphasis on South East Asia.
International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
The aim and mission of ICSR is to educate the public in relation to diplomacy and strategy, public administration and policy, security and counter-terrorism and international conflict resolution. Within this area, we also educate on issues relating to political violence and radicalisation.
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
Human Security Gateway
The Human Security Gateway is a rapidly expanding searchable online database of human security-related resources including reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets. It is designed to make human security-related research more accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public.
The Gateway is an initiative of the Human Security Report Project
Lessons Learned Information Sharing
[LLIS] system is a national knowledge base of lessons learned and best practices serving the emergency responder community.
Available at: http://www.llis.gov/ Register for password.
MIPT: The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.
Located in Oklahoma City, MIPT is dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge to help prevent terrorism and mitigate its effects.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror (START) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, tasked by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate with using state-of-the-art theories, methods, and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological impacts of terrorism.
US National Counterterrorism Center 2010 Counterterrorism Calendar
The US National Counterterrorism Center is pleased to present an interactive version of the 2010 Counterterrorism Calendar. This version of the Calendar contains many features across the full range of terrorism-related issues: terrorist groups, wanted terrorists, and technical pages on various threat-related issues. The Calendar timeline marks dates according to the Gregorian and Islamic calendars, and contains significant dates in terrorism history as well as dates that terrorists may believe are important when planning “commemoration-style” attacks.
National Strategy for Counterterrorism 2011
The National Strategy for Counterterrorism formalizes the approach that President Obama and his Administration have been pursuing and adapting for the past two and half years to prevent terrorist attacks and to deliver devastating blows against al-Qa’ida, including the successful mission to kill Usama bin Laden.
NTI: Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Nuclear Threat Initiative is working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and is co-chaired by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn.
RAND is a world leader in research on terrorism, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and homeland security—topics that affect a wide variety of policy areas and challenge individuals and nations worldwide. As a public service, RAND disseminates all its unclassified research online or in printed documents.
Responder Knowledge Base
National knowledge base of equipment-related information serving the emergency responder community.
Available at: http://www.rkb.mipt.org/ Register for password.
Small Wars Journal
Small Wars Journal facilitates the exchange of information among practitioners, thought leaders, and students of Small Wars, in order to advance knowledge and capabilities in the field. We hope this, in turn, advances the practice and effectiveness of those forces prosecuting Small Wars in the interest of self-determination, freedom, and prosperity for the population in the area of operations.
START- National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Available at: http://www.start.umd.edu/start/research/
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, tasked by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate with using state-of-the-art theories, methods, and data from the social and behavioral sciences to improve understanding of the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological impacts of terrorism.
Stealing Al-Qaida’s Playbook
Available at: http://www.ctc.usma.edu/
Terrorism and Security Collection
Free online books on Terrorism and Security, Cybersecurity, Microbial Threats and Emerging Infections, Military Strategy and Technology, Aviation Security.
Available at: http://www.nap.edu/collections/terror/index.html
Terrorism: Q & A
Produced by the Council on Foreign Relations. A nonpartisan center dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individuals can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments. Publishes Foreign Affairs.
U.S. Department of State – Counterterrorism Office
Coordinates all U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with foreign governments. Develops, coordinates, and implements American counterterrorism policy.
War on Terrorism (and) Counterterrorism
FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).