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The Anser Institute for Homeland Security.
The Anser Institute for Homeland Security.
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Anser, one of the less visible nonprofit research agencies, hosts this institute, which preceded the events of September 11. Its Web site presents an array of resources, including an online journal, access to the syllabi of several courses on terrorism and homeland security, links to a wide array of Internet sources, and a large virtual library. The institute has partnership arrangements with the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and other organizations that contribute some of the material found on this site. To pick one grim topic at random, a few clicks brought this reviewer to a depressingly lucid paper by D. A. Henderson on the danger of a deliberate release of smallpox in the United States.