Kyle Shideler is the Director and Senior Analyst for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, where he conducts research and analysis on domestic threats to the US homeland with an emphasis on the doctrines which fuel terrorism and shape the variety of kinetic and non-kinetic threats to America’s security.
Specializing in Islamist groups operating in the United States, Mr. Shideler has been researching and writing on their history, doctrine, and impact for more than a decade.
He has briefed senior US Government personnel, Members of Congress, and law enforcement officers on a wide variety of domestic and international terrorism threats. He testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution on the topic of Antifa and other anarchist violence, and before the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defense on proposed Canadian counterterrorism legislation.
Shideler is the editor of Unmasking Antifa: Five Perspectives on a Growing Threat (Center for Security Policy, 2020), which examines the history, ideology, finances, strategy and tactics of Antifa. He is also a contributing author to Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network (Palgrave, 2011), on the negative impact of Saudi-funded influence operations.
His writing has appeared in The Federalist, The Hill, Fox News, The Washington Times, American Greatness, The American Mind, and the Claremont Review of Books. He has appeared on Fox News Business, Al Hurra TV, Newsmax, and One America News and on numerous radio programs. He graduated from Boston University in 2004 with a degree in Politics and Literature and was a 2017 Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute.
His work can be followed at www.securefreedom.org or on twitter at @Shidelerk.
Under the Constitution, the federal government has the responsibility to provide for the national security of the United States. Congress has the power to raise and fund armies and navies, to declare war, and to make laws regarding such non-state foreign threats as piracy. The president has the [...]