Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism

The Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism’s mission is to promote U.S. national security by taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies and approaches to defeat terrorism abroad and securing the counterterrorism cooperation of international partners.

Date: 06/02/2016 Description: Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 cover - State Dept Image

2015 Country Reports on Terrorism

This report provides the Department of State’s annual, statutorily mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired in 2015, including country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and profiles of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Briefing»

Date: 05/25/2016 Description: Department of State & USAID Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism - State Dept Image Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism

The Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are elevating and expanding our ongoing efforts to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE). In order to better support the CVE partnerships built over the past decade and to carry forth the White House CVE Summit work, the Department has released the Department of State and USAID Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism. Report»

Date: 09/10/2012 Description: Global Counterterrorism Forum logo - State Dept Image The Global Counterterrorism Forum

An informal, multilateral counterterrorism platform with 30 founding members that promotes a strategic, long-term approach to dealing with the CT threat. The Forum identifies urgent needs, devises solutions, and mobilizes resources to address key civilian counterterrorism challenges. The Forum was launched in September 2011. Please visit theGCTF.org for more information

Terrorist Designations

Current lists of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and State Sponsors of Terrorism.

Programs and Initiatives

Learn about the Bureau of Counterterrorism’s various programs to build foreign partner capacity and counter terrorism around the world.