al-Qaeda

The Five Next Steps the U.S. Should Take to Defeat al-Qaeda
August 09, 2013

As fifteen U.S. embassies remain shuttered across the Middle East, it’s clear that, however successful drone strikes have been at degrading al-Qaeda’s strength, the terrorist group continues to be an adaptable and resilient foe.

"Zero Dark Thirty" Has All the Depth of a John Wayne Movie
December 21, 2012

Chastain's character has the depth and personality of a placard, but if you like World War II films, you’ll enjoy this.

Al Qaeda’s Not as Battered as Obama Thinks
November 29, 2012

Is the terror group dead or alive? It's complicated.

How Romney Outsmarted Himself In Last Night’s Debate
October 23, 2012

It was obvious at last night’s debate that Mitt Romney decided to co-opt Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Was this a good idea?

After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012

What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

How a Salafi Preacher Came for my Soul
October 05, 2012

The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.

Stop Calling “Homeland” The Anti-“24”
September 29, 2012

Carrie Mathison has more in common with Jack Bauer than her fans admit.

America’s Scandalous Drone War Goes Unmentioned in the Campaign
September 26, 2012

A new study released this week by researchers at Stanford and NYU has found that American drone strikes in Pakistan are killing far more civilians than advertised, taking out few high value targets, and have become the primary recruiting tool for the terrorist groups the policy is aimed at combating.

Syria Burns on Obama's Back Burner
September 14, 2012

Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

Why the New Pre-9/11 Disclosures Matter
September 11, 2012

If nothing else, the NYT report today of additional pre-9/11 warnings about Al Qaeda serves to puncture our disconcerting national amnesia.

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