Advising Philosophy & Value
The Center's advisory mission is to provide unique insights into the terrorism problem set in order to inform policy discussions. Due to the Center's deep subject matter expertise and independence, the Combating Terrorism Center is consistently called upon to serve as a trusted, independent analytical voice for senior policymakers as well as practitioners in the field. To date, the CTC has assisted the FBI, briefed members of Congress, and advised senior military leaders. In addition, the Center has conducted outreach with the private sector in order to engage leaders outside of government and help them understand the terrorist threat to the United States and around the globe. The Center also provides substantive presentations to various national security groups and think tanks, including the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Affairs Council.
The policy advising portion of the Center's mission is solely a by-product of our focus on rigorous research and education. The Center does not advocate for specific policy positions and provides advice only on matters that are situated within our subject matter expertise.