U.S. National Security

The September 11th terrorist attacks put national security at the very top of the U.S. public policy agenda. It is one of the most important missions facing the U.S. government. But, as the National Strategy for Homeland Security argues, securing the homeland is also an extremely complex mission that requires a coordinated and integrated effort from all levels of society: the federal government, state and local governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, general public, and international counterparts.

To meet these challenges, CSS conducts leading research, offers graduate-level study and hosts important policy discussions on all facets of homeland security and the national and international processes that affect it.