In 2012, Russia passed its first-ever Foreign Agent Law, which western analysts described as an attempt to stymie civil society. Russia argued that it modeled its Law after the American Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Samuel Rebo describes how on their face the laws seem similar, while their implementation has differed. While Russia has actively… Continue reading FARA in Focus: What Can Russia’s Foreign Agent Law Tell Us About America’s?
The development of a counterterrorism enterprise after Sept. 11, 2001, has seen over the course of nearly 20 years both tactical successes and strategic obstacles. Matthew Levitt frames this overview of counterterrorism policy by observing that the current focus on Great Power and near power competition as US national security priorities reflects the success of… Continue reading Rethinking U.S. Efforts on Counterterrorism: Toward a Sustainable Plan Two Decades After 9/11