Securing The Future Initiative
The Soufan Center launched the Securing the Future Initiative (SFI) in partnership with the Fourth Freedom Forum to assess and recalibrate the expansive counterterrorism regime developed by the UN Security Council in the years since the attacks. In a crowded counterterrorism research space, the SFI’s groundbreaking work set itself apart by scrutinizing the oft-overlooked role of the Security Council in the global response to terrorism.
Mapping Insecurity: Tracking Violent Domestic Extremism
The Mapping Insecurity project provided an interactive tracker that allowed users to follow the law enforcement response to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and included resources on the broader threat from domestic violent extremism.
Deterrence and Denial: The Impact of Sanctions and Designations on Violent Far-Right Groups
Supported by Airey Neave Trust
The Soufan Center and Airey Neave Trust collaborated on a research project to assess transnational dimensions of violent far right and white supremacist extremism, with a particular focus on the United States and the United Kingdom.
International Terrorism Trends and Identifying P/CVE Best Practices
In Partnership with Nordic Safe Cities
The Soufan Center partnered with Nordic Safe Cities, an alliance of cities working to ensure safe and resilient cities in the Nordics, to conduct virtual briefings for Nordic Safe Cities’ members and partners. TSC’s briefings and analytical products covered news and trends in the global extremist landscape and best practices within the P/CVE space, including emerging technology and policy from around the world.
9/11 Anniversary IntelBrief Series
This IntelBrief was part of a special series marking the 20-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States, which catalyzed a global response to emerging terrorist threats. This series offers analysis and insights from experts and practitioners on the lasting impacts of 9/11 around the world and the ensuing response as well as the evolution of terrorist threats.
Global Terrorism Threat Briefings
In Partnership with Nordic Safe Cities
The Soufan Center provides a series of briefings and analytical products to Nordic Safe Cities members on the state of global terrorist threats and trends.
The Transnational Dimensions of Violent Far-Right Extremism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Beyond
In Partnership with Airey Neave Trust
The Soufan Center and Airey Neave Trust are collaborating on a research project to assess transnational dimensions of violent far right and white supremacist extremism, with a particular focus on the United States and the United Kingdom.
Extreme Right-Wing Violence and Terrorism: Transnational Networks and Narratives
In Partnership with the German Mission to the United Nations
The Soufan Center and the German Mission to the United Nations collaborated on a research project to explore terrorist narratives and financing, including far-right violent extremist dimensions, and the role of the United Nations.
Enabling Witnesses to Inform the World about Conflict in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen
Supported by United Nations Democracy Fund
This project trains and provides a network to the storytellers and witnesses of the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, working closely with journalists and local media on the ground to ensure accurate and conflict-sensitive reporting.
Through The Lens Of Crisis: Covid-19 and The People On The Frontlines Of Conflict
Supported by the Carnegie Corporation
Through collaboration with journalist and security expert James Blake and the image verification platform Truepic, this project highlighted local stories and documented on-the-ground realities in conflict and crisis contexts in the Middle East against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stories from the Field: Grappling with the Impact of COVID-19
Supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Through paired videos and articles, the Soufan Center created a platform for stories from journalists and researchers in the field on the unique challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in India and Turkey.
The Nexus Between Human Security and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism
Supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)
In 2019, a research project supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) and subsequent publication titled The Nexus Between Human Security and Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism employed a country-level analysis of three states that have been targeted by the international community for counter-terrorism and P/CVE efforts: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tunisia, and Niger. Individual researchers conducted field and desk research in each of the three countries in support of the research project.
The Soufan Center Salon Series
Supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
In 2018, The Soufan Center launched its collaborative event series with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Soufan Center Salon Series, which offered informed, collaborative, provocative, and exclusive discussions with key audiences to explore critical issues in the fields of international law, global and human security, human rights, political and religious violence, ideology and rhetoric, and more. Salon Series events were held in New York City and London. In 2020, in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, TSC launched a digital event series convening experts for virtual sessions and webinars on the security impacts of the pandemic as well as broader peace and security topics.