Book Review: A Woman’s Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11 by Joana Cook

Reviewed by Beth Windisch Suggested Citation Windisch, Beth. Review of A Woman’s Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11, by Joana Cook. Homeland Security Affairs 16, Article 4. In her foundational work in feminist international relations theory, Cynthia Enloe asked “Where are the Women?” 1 Joana Cook answers with her new book, A Women’s Place: U.S.

Terrorism Prevention through Community Policing

Robert WyCKoff EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Mass casualty, pre-meditated, and targeted violence incidents connected with extremism and hate are on the rise in the United States. In 2019, there were 41 mass killings in the country, which is more than ever recorded in a single year.[1] 2018 was the fourth-deadliest year on record for domestic extremist-related murders

Political Demonstrations: A Terrorist’s Dream Opportunity

Patrick Mullane EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As the 2020 and 2024 U.S. presidential elections approach, an uptick in political protests is inevitable. Law enforcement agencies must fully prepare to police these political protests as well as secure them from any potential terrorist activity. Recent terrorist attacks, such as the vehicle ramming attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, and on

Campus Police and Joint Terrorism Task Forces

Ronnell HiggIns EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Given the increasing complexity and diverse social fabric of colleges and universities, campus police leaders must understand and prepare for a wide range of threats in a post-9/11 and politically polarized era. Of the many complexities facing campus police leaders, determining how best to apply successful policing strategies in the campus

S.M.A.R.T: Strategic Mutual Aid Response to Terrorism

Jeremiah Hart EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Contemporary strategies for managing law enforcement resources during terrorist attacks rely on mutual aid and rapid deployment. While these two combined strategies are useful when responding to lone, active-shooter attacks, they have not been effective strategies for stopping paramilitary terrorist attacks (PTA). PTAs are by multiple terrorists who are trained and

Reforming the Bank Secrecy Act to Address Emerging Technology and Prevent Illicit Financing.

Shawn Bradstreet EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Banks Secrecy Act (BSA) of 1970 was enacted by Congress to prevent criminals from hiding or laundering their illicit gains through the U.S. banking system. The statute’s objective forced financial institutions to maintain currency transactions reports, along with identifying individuals conducting suspicious transactions. Preserving these records allow law enforcement the

Regulating Hawala: Thwarting Terrorism or Jeopardizing Stability?

Monika Mali EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Hawala is a way to move money between individuals using a global network of intermediaries. It pre-dates western banking, and despite the collapse of financial markets and regulatory blocks, it has endured for over a millennium. Hawala continues to be employed around the globe because it is convenient, expedient, reliable, and

Turning the Eagle’s Head: Polish Nationhood and the Global War on Terror

Timothy Borden EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This thesis explores the intersection of nationhood and global terrorism by examining the responses of Poland’s political leaders to a series of terrorism-related events during the last decade. In doing so, this work demonstrates the crucial importance of analyzing Poland’s contemporary experience with terrorism through a particularly Polish sense of nationhood,

U.S. Counterterrorism Narrative: A Way Forward

Madeline Kristoff EXECUTIVE SUMMARY While it seems to be widely agreed upon that the U.S. counterterrorism narrative is failing, little empirical evidence is available describing the U.S. counter-narrative strategy since 9/11 or an analytical framework for measuring its success or failure. This research is designed to contribute toward filling that gap by investigating the effectiveness