Jessica Stern


ISIS and Terrorism

  • Syria Deeply– Day by day coverage of the Syrian crisis.
  • The Soufan Group– The Soufan Group provides strategic security intelligence services to governments and multinational organizations.
  • The Brookings Institution– The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations.
  • The Center for Security Policy– Works to identify challenges and opportunities likely to affect American security, broadly defined, and to act promptly and creatively to ensure that they are the subject of focused national examination and effective action.
  •– Breaking news, primary source research, and critical analysis concerning terrorism, homegrown extremism, and national security. Curated by J.M. Berger.
  • War on the Rocks– War on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens.
  • The Council on Foreign Relations– The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.
  • Jihadology– Aaron Y. Zelin’s blog. Mr. Zelin has a unique ability to bridge the gap between academically rigorous research and provide a practical way of understanding complex and nuanced issues, especially as it relates to the Islamic and Middle Eastern world.
  • The Jamestown Foundation– The Jamestown Foundation’s mission is to inform and educate policy makers and the broader community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information.
  • The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point– The Combating Terrorism Center is an independent, privately funded, research and educational institute at West Point that contributes to the academic body of knowledge and informs counterterrorism policy and strategy.

Advocacy Groups

PTSD Information and Resources

  • The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) – the Federal research and education agency within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • The National Center for Victims of Crime – Serves victims of any kind of crime, including those whose victimization results in PTSD.
  • Vets 4 Vets – Offers free peer support for Iraq/Afghanistan-era vets.
  • The Coming Home Project – Offers care and support for vets.
  • Purple Star Veterans and Families – A source for help lines, places to turn, free military family counseling and veteran retreats, PTSD information
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – The nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans.
  • MyVetwork – The online social networking community for individuals in the US military and their spouses, families and friends.
  • Home Base Program – A partnership created by The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital designed to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families.
  • Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists – A program to aid the families and loved ones of army Reservists and National Guard deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
  • ONE Freedom – Offers service members, veterans and military families education and training to maintain balance in the face of military deployments and other lifestyle challenges.
  • U.S. Army Medical Department Army Behavioral Health – Information and resources for soldiers, families, and friends.
  • The Soldier Billboard Project – Brings to the open air in America a subtle reminder of the realities of war. The controversial billboards ask viewers to think about soldiers, about the human cost of war and about the psychological struggles of veterans and their families, and then reach their own conclusions.
  • EMDR Institute – Some studies suggest that EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) can be an effective treatment.
  • Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute – Yoga can help people suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress.
  • Archive of General Psychiatry A monthly professional medical journal published by the American Medical Association.

Foreign Policy & International Affairs Resources

  • Council on Foreign Relations – A research center dedicated to understanding the world by better comprehending global trends and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.
  • Hoover Institution – A think tank dedicated to research in domestic policy and international affairs.

Artist Organizations & Associations

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation – Fellowships to assist research and artistic creation.
  • MacDowell Colony – The oldest artists’ colony in the U.S. nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination.
  • Yaddo – The mission of this artists’ community is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Professional & Industry Links

Fellow Authors, Colleagues & Friends

  • Joseph Finder – Author of VANISHED, POWER PLAY, PARANOIA, HIGH CRIMES and other bestselling thrillers.
  • Howard Gardner – Hobbs professor of cognition and education and author of MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES.
  • Eliza Griswold – award-winning poet reporter and author of WIDEAWAKE FIELDS
  • Susanne Moore – author of IN THE CUT, ONE LAST LOOK and other novels.
  • Priscilla Warner – Author of THE FAITH CLUB and a forthcoming memoir about meditating her way from panic to peace.

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