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Joshua A. Geltzer

Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University

Joshua A. Geltzer is the executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. He was the senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council from 2015 to 2017.

19 Years After 9/11, Politicians Need to Stop Overhyping Threats

From China to disinformation, our fear of fear itself is tearing us apart and making us less safe.


Trump's Bullying of Ukraine Set Off Alarms Throughout the US Government

The first day of impeachment hearings revealed repeated threats to resign and repeated referrals to lawyers of possible violations of U.S. law by U.S. officials.


To Fight Disinformation, Rethink Counterintelligence

For too long, the focus of U.S. counterintelligence has been safeguarding government secrets and corporate intellectual property.


DHS’s New Counterterrorism Strategy Reflects Professionalism, Not Politics

The counterterrorism experts who oversaw the Obama-Trump policy transition applaud the new strategy’s bold approach to domestic terrorism and guns.


Why Baghdadi Risked a Video Appearance

ISIS faces dangers as an organization that are more significant than the ones Baghdadi does as an individual.


The Shutdown Is Doing Lasting Damage to National Security

With every passing day, America’s defenses are weakening.


Whatever Happened to Trump's Counterterrorism Strategy?

His approach borrows from his predecessors’, while exacerbating their worst, most counterproductive tendencies.


Don't Raise a New Year's Toast for Defeating ISIS Just Yet

Now we must address America's ambiguity on Syria and the Kurds.


Hail the Civil Servant in the Year of Trump

Never before have the roles of government workers taken on such significance. But there could be consequences to using their power to undermine the administration.


Tell Me What an Afghanistan 'Win' Looks Like

Campaign-trail rhetoric aside, his inability to define victory was the most troubling part of his speech.