The military defeat of the Islamic State appears imminent. But just as five years after the death of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda remains a threat, it is far from clear that this victory over ISIS will prove any more lasting. Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks the threat from terrorism has not diminished, and U.S. policy appears better at stopping terrorists than addressing the root causes of terrorism.
Former Gov. Tom Kean, former Rep. Lee Hamilton, and the Bipartisan Policy Center held a conference examining the evolution of terrorism from 9/11 to ISIS and beyond, the effectiveness of U.S. counter-terrorism strategy, and how to break the cycle in the future.
Download the report, Defeating Terrorist, Not Terrorism: Assessing U.S. Counterterrorism Policy from 9/11 to ISIS, here.
Download the event agenda and speaker bios here.