About Us

Securing the Future Initiative

The Securing the Future Initiative (SFI) is a joint project of the Fourth Freedom Forum and The Soufan Center. Launched in September 2021, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the SFI is conducting the first-ever independent review and assessment of the United Nations Security Council’s counterterrorism activities.

The project is assessing the Security Council’s counterterrorism efforts since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as lessons learned in addressing the evolving terrorist threat. Drawing on wide-ranging research, analysis, and consultations, the project will offer policy-relevant recommendations for ensuring that the Security Council’s approach to addressing terrorist threats is both effective and sustainable.

SFI is made possible by the generous support from the European Union and a number of other donors, including the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.