About the Ridgway Center

Creating original and impartial analyses, the Ridgway Center helps inform policymakers who confront diverse challenges such as the spread of international terrorism, counterinsurgency, and the rise of extremism. Learn more about us »


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Our past and current research projects include original and impartial analyses of key 21st-century security issues which help inform policymakers, scholars, journalists, and the broader public. Our various working groups receive unique opportunities to perform intelligence analysis and authentic research within several different high-profile areas. A small sampling of recent topics includes analyzing the rise of extremist hate groups, assessing Russian maleficence via a contract killer database and various other trafficking activities, examining the geopolitical implications in the use of space by the government and private industry, and identifying the drivers of violent crime.