Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman is a professor at Georgetown University and the director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies. He is a contributing editor to The National Interest.


We fear weapons of mass destruction in terrorist hands. Yet the greater danger continues to from terrorists' older tools—the gun and the bomb.

Al-Qaeda has accomplished the unthinkable: establishing an embryonic recruitment, radicalization and operational capacity on our shores. Our current strategy risks another 9/11.

Al-Qaeda’s resurgent and it’s putting itself back together on the Afghan-Pakistan border. How are U.S. efforts stacking up? A trip to the region.

The results are in. Did the United States pass the test? Leading terrorism experts hand in their marks on U.S. efforts.


How the deadly offshoot of the infamous terror group got its start.

Can women keep us safe? For all the talk of a rise of women to positions of power, there is still a dearth of the female perspective in national security. With the unprecedented appointment of three women to some of the highest posts in the new ad


Why bin Laden's death may not make us safer.

We are stumbling blindly through the minefield of countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment inside the United States.

Drone attacks alone won’t work. We need boots on the ground to defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

A top terrorism expert argues against the rising calls for a rapid U.S. departure from Afghanistan. Otherwise we risk another major al-Qaeda attack.

Al-Qaeda has long sought to bankrupt America. With the economic crisis in full swing, they might start targeting our financial assets.

Blog Posts

Remembering the man that brought us The Rockford Files and The A-Team.

Reports of al-Qaeda's demise--like those of Mark Twain's death--have been greatly exaggerated.

What were we really thinking and feeling those first few weeks after 9/11?

Everyone agrees America must do more to protect itself from homegrown terrorist threats. So why aren't we?

The NYPD is coming at the terrorism problem in new and counterintuitive ways. The Beltway is stuck in old patterns and old thinking.

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April 20, 2014