The Times reports that a grand jury has indicted an Al Qaeda suspect in a federal court in Philadelphia.
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The most consequential reasons for al Qaeda's decline include its underestimation of the U.S.-led counterterrorism campaign and the associated loss of its haven and global infrastructure; its killing of Muslim civilians; and the lack of a strong base among the people it claims to represent.
Al Qaeda’s power and influence have fallen considerably from its peak in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. The question is whether the group remains strong and may resurge, or whether the decline is for real and may even be permanent.
A review of Charles Lister's The Syrian Jihad: Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the Evolution of an Insurgency (Oxford, 2015).
An outline of the key points in the complaint submitted by Captain Nathan Smith challenging the legality of President Obama's war against the Islamic State.
In different ways, many countries have allowed terrorism to flourish. It’s easy, and correct, to call Iran a sponsor of terrorism—but should Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and even Belgium be on the list?
Lisa Monaco speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations and makes news by announcing that the White House will release long sought data on the U.S. drone program.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released a second set of documents recovered during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Dan Byman argues that the Islamic State's development of local affiliates expands its reach to threaten Western interests both in the Middle East and in Western homelands.
Ariane Tabatabai and Dina Esfandiary discuss the importance of understanding the Saudi Arabia's and Iran's differing priorities in various conflicts across the Middle East, including Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.