Bin Laden’s Symbolic Death Won’t End Extremism

May 2, 2011

Bin Laden’s Symbolic Death Won’t End Extremism
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Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expects that bin Laden’s death will not have a significant impact on al-Qaeda or organizations like it. Extremist activity targeting countries in the Middle East and the United States is likely to continue, says Cook.

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