Aspen Institute Publications

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New Book by AHSG's Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate
September 10, 2013

Aspen Homeland Security Group member Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world. In this gripping story, he explains in unprecedented detail how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial...

Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission

January 18, 2012

Examines the role that the Department of Homeland Security can and should play in the intelligence community. This paper was released during a hearing before the Terrorism, HUMIT, Analysis, and Counterintelligence (THACI) Subcommittee of U.S. House of Representatives' Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). AHSG members who appeared as witnesses included former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff...

Cities' Preparedness for Terrorism Series: Los Angeles' Preparedness for Terrorism

Clark Kent Ervin
September 1, 2009

Given that Los Angeles is the nation’s second largest city; the largest city in California, a state that would rank among the world’s tenth largest economies if it were a country1; a global melting pot teeming with a rich stew of races and ethnicities speaking a wide variety of languages and dialects; a trendsetter as to popular attitudes and social mores; and the capital of America’s iconic film and...

Cities' Preparedness for Terrorism Series: New York City's Preparedness for Terrorism and Catastrophic Natural Disasters

Clark Kent Ervin
October 30, 2008

While another powerful act of nature and another attempted attack are both inevitable, catastrophic death, injury, and economic damage need not result. If we have learned from the epic tragedies of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 the lessons we should have learned from them, we will be able to minimize the effects of any future natural or man-made potential catastrophe.

But, have we learned these...