Critical engagement with security has become a vibrant area of research, giving birth to distinct subfields such as Feminist Security Studies and Critical Terrorism Studies. However, a growing number of critical scholars have begun to question the achievements of this agenda in recent years. They point out how critical discourses on security take on the guise of a new orthodoxy and become complicit in the reproduction of existing power relations. Some go so far as to declare the "death" of critical security studies. In this article, I review these emergent debates on the bottleneck faced by critical security studies and elaborate on the critiques voiced about the current state of the field.