July 14, 2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri, now America’s most wanted terrorist, took over as the head of al-Qaeda in June 2011 after the killing of erstwhile head Osama bin Laden.
August 10, 2016
With Iraq weakened and a civil war raging in Syria, it’s unclear whether local forces and a U.S.-led international coalition can roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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.
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…
November 18, 2013
Pakistan has emerged as a sanctuary for some of the world’s most violent groups, including al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and homegrown militants, that threaten the stability of Pakistan as well as the regio…
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.
June 1, 2010
This publication is now archived.
A Condensed HistorySomalia was created in 1960 by the merger of British Somaliland Protectorate and the colony of Italian Somaliland. The United Republic of Somalia …
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.
May 27, 2009
A profile of the Algerian terrorist organization, Armed Islamic Group (GIA).
March 2, 2006
As President Bush heads to Pakistan, security in the Islamic nation is a primary issue. Under President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan has made strides to curb extremism and reform Islamic education. But…