Contributing to the DC Debates over Homeland Security Policy

In an Op-Ed published on CNN.com yesterday, Brian Goebel argued that proposals to ban Muslim travel and register Muslim residents were misplaced on many grounds and should be rejected in favor of deploying law enforcement personnel to key overseas terrorist travel routes – a strategy similar to the one developed to secure maritime trade after 9/11. In ...

Resolve to Save Money and the Planet

Maintain proper pressure in your car tires. The incoming Administration has resolved to change U.S. energy and regulatory policies in the New Year – changes that are likely to anger many environmentalists in the U.S. and abroad.  Anger, however, will not reduce particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions.  Thankfully, there are steps we can take as ...

A Better Border Security Idea for the Incoming Administration

Forget the Wall and Muslim Travel Ban and Focus on Interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters Stimson Center Distinguished Fellow Brian Goebel suggests that the incoming Administration should launch the Combatting Terrorist Travel Initiative (CTTI) to improve our security by interdicting Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) returning to Europe and North America -- an Initiative that would be more ...