September 11, 2001 permanently reshaped counterterrorism policy in the U.S. and abroad, with more than 260 US government organizations created or reorganized to focus on terrorism-related issues in the last 20 years. n this episode, we’ll examine the history of counterterorrism in the U.S, including what practices and threats look like today, 20 years after 9/11. Specifically, we’ll discuss counterterrorism both domestically and abroad, including partnerships between the U.S. and some unlikely allies. Finally, we’ll take a look at which assumptions and practices should change to better counter today and tomorrow’s threats. Joining us today is Professor Daniel Byman.
Daniel Byman is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, where his research focuses on counterterrorism and Middle East security. He previously served as the research director of the center. He is also a professor in the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Security Studies Program. Previously, Byman served as a staff member with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States (“The 9/11 Commission”) and the Joint 9/11 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Prior to that, Byman was a policy analyst and the director for research in the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation and worked for the U.S. government. He is the author of several books on counterterrorism, state sponsorship of terrorism, and conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. We hope you enjoy today’s episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs.
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