Terrorist Organizations and Networks
Osama bin Laden's top deputy, former Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri, is taking questions from his friends and enemies alike on four al-Qaida-sanctioned jihadist Web sites. Providing a one-off advice column is just one way in which the international terrorist organization has adopted Web 2.0.
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Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.
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Boston University’s Center for International Relations’ Director, Husain Haqqani talks about Pakistan’s new army chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani.
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Advocating for greater Kurdish autonomy through violent resistance, the Kurdistan Workers Party remains a vibrant militant presence on the border of northern Iraq and southern Turkey.
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Listen to Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) discuss changes in U.S. responsiveness to the terrorist threat from Al-Qaeda and other sources across the Middle East.
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Representative Jane Harman discusses al-Qaeda and the threat to the American homeland.
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A profile of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), a separatist group operating in eastern Ethiopia.
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Lawrence Wright and Bruce Riedel discuss the continuing influence of al-Qaeda as both an ideology and an organization, and where and why the U.S. has not fully understood or not adequately combated the threat of global terrorism.
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Listen to Bruce O. Riedel, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Lawrence Wright, staff writer for the New Yorker, discuss the continuing influence of Al-Qaeda and whether the United States has fully understood and adequately combatted the threat of global terrorism.
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An overview of the Fatah al-Islam terrorist group.
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In this Foreign Affairs-sponsored call, Al-Qaeda Strikes Back author Bruce Riedel argues that al-Qaeda is trying to lure the United States into a war with Iran and that Osama Bin Laden's group now has more bases, more partners, and more followers today than it did on the eve of 9/11.
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This policy paper from Jake Lipton, a research assistant at the Washington Institute says that recent bomb attacks in North Africa highlight the danger of al-Qaeda's network as a vehicle of attack against U.S. interests across the region, and perhaps beyond. It argues that such attacks could also inspire local militants throughout Africa to stage their own operations in an effort to draw support from broader jihadist networks.
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With suicide attacks up and the growing use of chlorine bombs, al-Qaeda in Iraq looks increasingly emboldened. But reports are surfacing of rifts among its factions.
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Steven A. Cook, a CFR expert on Turkey, says “the great underreported story” of the Iraq war is the serious deterioration in U.S.-Turkish relations. “It has already blown up,” says Cook.
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Oil piped through the swamps and creeks of the Niger Delta powers Nigeria’s economy, but ecological devastation and pervasive poverty are stirring political unrest.
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Contrary to President Bush’s claim last year that al-Qaeda is “on the run,” new intelligence suggests the organization has regrouped, reestablishing a chain of command and opening new training camps.
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Terror incidents related to the territorial dispute over Kashmir draw global attention, but an increasingly virulent Maoist insurgency appears to pose bigger security risks for India.
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Analysis by Greg Grant published on Govexec.com of the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and of the growing importance of the Taliban’s sanctuaries in Pakistan around the city of Quetta. He says the U.S.-led coalition faces an emboldened and more effective Taliban today than it did six years ago, and that U.S. and NATO emphasis on Taliban body counts is meaningless because the Taliban have demonstrated they can raise and disband a fighting force at will.
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A profile of the terrorist organization based in the southern Philippines.
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Presented by John Negroponte to the Senate Intelligence Committee, this January 2007 report offers an overview of groups and countries that are threats to domestic and international stability.
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