The Center produces several electronic morning news services that increasingly reach a critical mass of the national security establishment and the public.
The Center contributes to an informed citizenry by providing legal analysis and sociological data on terrorism indictments in the United States. The Terrorism Prosecution Database is the country’s most comprehensive data and analysis project on federal terrorism prosecutions. Through database-enabled research, we monitor the progress of terrorism cases throughout the U.S. judicial system and delve into critical topics, such as radicalization trends, socio-economic factors, legal strategies, and sentencing issues for those accused of terror-related crimes. The Center’s terrorism database and connected reports have become an invaluable tool for lawyers, journalists and students of terrorism.
The Center regularly hosts public events, both evening and day-long conferences, on national security and foreign policy topics such as: drones and targeted killings, surveillance law and policy, the evolving military, cyber security, international terrorism, US-Middle East policy, and the conflicts between the executive branch, the courts, and Congress. These programs facilitate open dialogue on controversial and important policy issues, bringing them to the forefront of the national security debate and promoting public conversation. It is a core practice of the Center to convene policy workshops, which include a wide range of perspectives and stakeholders, facilitating dialogue with the public and private sectors. Our foreign policy work has made the Center a go-to destination for off-the-record discussions among officials and others.