March 6, 2018
With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.
January 10, 2011
A man sits in the back of an army truck carrying victims of a bomb blast near a military barracks in Nigeria's capital Abuja December 31, 2010. (Afolabi Sotunde/courtesy Reuters)
Last week, th…
May 31, 2007
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 imp…
June 6, 2012
A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.
October 29, 2019
Al-Qaeda could benefit from the death of the Islamic State’s leader, potentially regaining its worldwide reach and influence.
March 27, 2015
Algerian and Western counterterrorism efforts, along with an African-led peacekeeping force in Mali, have shifted the North African al-Qaeda franchise’s criminal and terrorist activities to remote ar…
February 1, 2010
Financial pressures have weakened al-Qaeda’s tactical abilities, but analysts say affiliated networks are finding new ways to raise and spend money, complicating efforts to squeeze a savvy foe.
February 10, 2014
In his testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Steven A. Cook addresses the current state of Egypt, the situation in the Sinai P…
August 10, 2006
Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah are supposedly rival groups on opposite sides of sectarian lines. Yet recent statements from senior al-Qaeda leadership suggest a common enemy may be drawing them together, and…
May 2, 2011
Osama bin Laden’s death is a real and symbolic blow to al-Qaeda, and its stature in the Middle East is already diminished by the pro-democracy movements in the region, but the group remains lethal. S…