January 28, 2017

New look and enhanced capabilities, same prescient analysis: The Critical Threats Project website

In 2009, the American Enterprise Institute launched Critical Threats out of the urgent need to help our nation at a time of war and to serve as an early warning system for the challenges that lie ahead.  Since then, the Critical Threats team has been using open-source intelligence to generate factual analysis of ongoing conflicts, deliver prescient warnings about future threats and recommend informed policy solutions. Today, the Critical Threats Project is pleased and proud to announce the launch of its new – and improved – website to make this body of work more accessible to you, the consumer. 

What's New?

  • User profiles – Visitors can create a profile to sign up for emails, save favorite publications, track updates on certain subjects, and store personal notes
  • Reading list – Don’t have time to read now? Bookmark articles for later
  • Annotation capability – Mark up our publications and communicate directly with the team’s analysts
  • Real time Twitter feed integration – Understand the challenge and track the threat with @criticalthreats
  • New layouts and updates for daily briefs, articles, and reports – Enjoy a streamlined view of our content and receive alerts when we publish on the subjects you care about most
  • Encyclopedic resources – Use the historical narratives on key people and groups we are building out for your own research efforts
  • Improved search functionality - Filter content efficiently to easily find what you’re looking for
  • Mobile-friendly design – Take us to go on your phone or tablet device
  • Interactive mapping room (coming soon) – View the challenges and threats we are tracking unfold over time around the world
Download the one-pager. 

New Features

Enjoy a streamlined view of content and related publications.

Create a profile to personalize your experience.

Use our site on mobile
and tablet devices.

Write private or public notes directly on publications.

Flip through regular updates and regional developments.

Receive alerts and newsletters from the team.


The Critical Threats team has been using opensource intelligence to generate factual analysis about ongoing conflicts and future threats since 2009. The integration of cutting edge technology into our analytic processes means that CTP anticipates threats long before they reach the headlines. Our new digital home gives members of the national security community not only a more dynamic tool for accessing reports, daily briefings, and other analysis of the world’s many hotspots, but also a means to see the ways in which the conflicts and crises of the world relate to one another.