Counter-Terrorism After 9/11

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism

Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Produced by Joseph Reid, Naledi Tilmann, Joana Cook, Anna-Maria Andreeva and Teo Kai Xiang. For more research on counter-terrorism, visit us at!

All Episodes

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, he was a first responder on the scene of the attacks in lower Manhattan. Frank will be taking us through his experience of the day and his perspective on how counter-terrorism in policing changed after the attacks. Interviewing him is Dr. Joana Cook, an ICCT Senior Project Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the ICCT Journal.

Sep 2

47 min 46 sec

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical human rights and global challenges related to counter-terrorism, and how they have changed after 9/11.  Interviewing her is Tanya Mehra, a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism at ICCT.

Sep 21

32 min 3 sec

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Bruce Hoffman, Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow for counter-terrorism and homeland security at the Council on Foreign Relations. This interview examines how counter-terrorism has evolved over the last 45 years, the impacts of 9/11, and the future of the Global War on Terror. Interviewing him is Julie Coleman, a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead of the Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) programme at ICCT.

Sep 29

32 min 18 sec

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respecting Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism". This interview explores the different historical manifestations of counter-terrorism, how these patterns shifted after 9/11, and why its future is firmly grounded in human rights. Interviewing him is Alexander von Rosenbach, who at the time of recording was ICCT's Interim Director.

Oct 12

56 min 14 sec

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Ambassador Janet Alberda, who is currently serving as Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this interview, Amb. Alberda discusses the effects of counter-terrorism policies on international diplomacy, her experiences working in the Middle East after 9/11, and what obstacles the global community faces moving forwards. Interviewing her is Teun van Dongen, a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, Current and Emerging Threats at ICCT.

Nov 2

35 min 22 sec

Today, Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is speaking to Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project. This interview examines how civil liberties and human rights fit into the framework of national security, their intersections with counter-terrorism, as well as providing insight into how these elements have changed over the past twenty years. Interviewing her is Dr. Rumyana van Ark, a Research Fellow and Coordinator at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism.

Nov 16

32 min 49 sec