February 25, 2020

Countering Terrorists From Afghanistan to Cyberspace

By Kara Frederick and Ilan Goldenberg

From serving as a counterterrorism analyst for the Pentagon in Afghanistan to working on security issues at Facebook, Kara Frederick has spent her entire career confronting America's most dangerous national security challenges. Now a Fellow with the CNAS Technology and National Security Program, Frederick joins Ilan Goldenberg to discuss how terrorists and bad actors have used digital technology, how governments and private companies have responded, and what digital security challenges lie ahead.

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  • Commentary
    • Foreign Affairs
    • April 1, 2020
    Can America Trust the Taliban to Prevent Another 9/11?

    For nearly 20 years, the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan has been sustained by a single, vital national interest: the clear and present danger of another September 11–like at...

    By David H. Petraeus & Vance Serchuk

  • Commentary
    • Austin American-Statesman
    • March 10, 2020
    The Afghan peace deal and its eerie parallels with Vietnam

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    By Richard Fontaine

  • Podcast
    • March 4, 2020
    Veterans Of Afghanistan Conflict React To Negotiations Between U.S. And Taliban

    Afghanistan war veterans react to the U.S.-Taliban accord signed over the weekend — one that would start an American troop withdrawal. Listen to the full conversation o...

    By Dr. Jason Dempsey

  • Commentary
    • The Hill
    • November 20, 2019
    A fresh approach to peace in Afghanistan

    An effective peace process is possible and desirable in Afghanistan. Success, however, will require a careful, step-by-step course to test bona fides, build confidence, reduce...

    By Earl Anthony Wayne & Christopher D. Kolenda

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