Despite the loss of its safe haven in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda continues to influence and inspire terrorists across the globe. Its followers and bases have become more diverse and dispersed, yet the implications of these changes for the United States are unclear. Join Bruce Riedel and Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright to discuss al-Qaeda’s evolving global role and how the United States can combat its spread.
To read Mr. Riedel’s article in Foreign Affairs, click here.
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.
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden's death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of al-Qaeda in the Arab world.
Listen as CFR experts Ed Husain and Janine Davidson explain how Islamic extremism has led to the rise of ISIS and other radical militant groups and what the United States can do to respond to this threat.