Center for Terrorism Research (CTR)

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counter terrorism education, strategic communications

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Projects of CTR and FDD

Since FDD launched the Investigative Reporting Project in 2003, FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett has generated international headlines with award winning reporting.

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Department of Security Studies and Criminology (DSSC)

The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (formerly Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism) was established in 2005 to provide government, security agencies and police forces with the critical insight, expertise and training they needed to confront the new set of security challenges emerging in the 21st Century.

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Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)

ANCORS is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management.

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Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC)

The Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) emerged from the multidisciplinary Global Terrorism Research Unit, which formed in 2002. GTReC was officially established in 2006 with seed funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria

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