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.
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.
July 18, 2007
Since 9/11, much of al-Qaeda’s operational capacity has been dismantled but experts say the group’s strength now lies in its ability to inspire others to carry out terrorist attacks.
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…
June 19, 2015
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen.
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…
August 17, 2006
Former U.S. counterterrorism coordinator Henry A. Crumpton says al-Qaeda is still capable of inspiring attacks.
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…
January 16, 2019
Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a long-running African Union offensive against the Islamist group.
January 14, 2019
The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.