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Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Article
The sun rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City as people walk through the Empty Sky 9/11 memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 24, 2021. (Getty/Gary Hershorn)

Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Staff and fellows at the Center for American Progress share how 9/11 changed their lives.

Center for American Progress staff and fellows

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation Report

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation

As the United States and Jordan enter the next phase of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation, they should work together to continue to strengthen Jordan’s security services.

Hardin Lang, William Wechsler, Alia Awadallah

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo Article
A Guantanamo detainee closes a door at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2007. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo

Trump’s momentary flirtation with Guantanamo only served to expose its failures and the hypocrisy of Republicans’ fight to keep it open.

Ken Gude

Losing the War of Ideas Report

Losing the War of Ideas

Battlefield victories will prove short-lived without a more focused strategy to tackle terrorist ideology.

Alia Awadallah, Hardin Lang, Kristy Densmore

After Liberation Report
Iraqi security forces enter the al-Julan neighborhood after defeating Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq, on June 26, 2016. (Associated Press)

After Liberation

If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.

Hardin Lang, Muath Al Wari

The Terror Gap Fact Sheet
A row of weapons is seen at a gun show, March 2008. (AP/Casey Templeton)

The Terror Gap

With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

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