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National Security & Counterterrorism

National Security & Counterterrorism

The Open Society Foundations seek to investigate and combat human rights violations linked to national security and counterterrorism operations around the world. In the United States, we support work to promote national security policies that respect human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.

Recent Work

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.

The Big Impact of the Little-Known “Recommendation 8”

A revision to a little-known financial regulation means that nonprofit organizations and civil society will soon be less vulnerable to illegitimate government crackdowns.

Turkey’s Extraordinary Resilience in a Year of Terror

The country continues to thrive despite multiple bomb attacks, including this week’s at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.

Armed Drones, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights: The Need for a European Voice?

A panel of speakers with firsthand insight into drone operations will discuss human rights in the context of drone use and the fight against terrorism.

Talking About Race: Confronting the New Wave of Islamophobia

Three experts discuss the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States during the current election season.

Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

Open Society People

Head, Accountability, Liberty & Transparency Cluster
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Advisor
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center