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November 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudis Are Hoping Mohammed bin Salman Will Drain the Swamp

A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.

Mohammed bin Salman

June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Untested New Crown Prince: Mohammed Bin Salman Has High Hopes, But Rises to Power at a Dangerous Moment

King Salman's son Mohammed is now the desert kingdom's dominant figure—and the challenges before him are huge.

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May 2, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Bin Laden, Obama, and the Arab Spring

The spectacular news of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. forces could not have come at a better time. Al-Qaeda’s message that violence, terrorism, and extremism are the only answer for Arabs seeking…

May 5, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Osama Bin Laden and Africa

A member of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) gestures in front of a portrait of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a pro-U.S. rally as the group celebrates bin Laden's killing, in N…

Osama Bin Laden and Africa

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

Did Pakistani government officials know Bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, and did they provide shelter to him and his support network?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi

August 20, 2012

Defense and Security
Armed Drones and the Hunt for bin Laden

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the best chance the United States had to kill Osama bin Laden before he led al-Qaeda to plan and carry out the terrorist attacks of 9/11. In addition to failing…

Nairobi bombing

April 30, 2012

United States
How Risky Was the Osama bin Laden Raid?

Last week, the Obama campaign released a video starring Bill Clinton, in which he extolled the president’s decision to authorize the raid that killed Osama bin Laden one year ago. In the video, Clint…

Obama bin Laden

May 1, 2013

International Organizations
Beyond Bin Laden: Grading Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Although al-Qaeda has been degraded and become far more decentralized in recent years, its Salafist ideology continues to resonate among jihadis in many corners of the world.

sand sculpture of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden created by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on a beach in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Orissa

May 3, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World

Here is a very brief video from the CFR web site, addressing how Bin Laden’s death affects al-Qaeda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiRLLERBXCo