Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World
Videos

Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World

May 2, 2011 12:58 pm (EST)

Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World
Explainer Video

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that bin Laden’s death helps the drive for democracy in the Middle East and weakens the influence of al-Qaeda in the Arab world.

Top Stories on CFR

Economics

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of China have prompted renewed debate about the U.S. government’s role in shaping the economy.

United States

Progress on President Biden’s climate agenda will slow with a split Congress. But with federal efforts dulled, state-level action could supply added momentum.

International Organizations

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar, and billions of fans worldwide are tuning in to the world’s most popular live event. And yet as in years past, the Qatar Cup is transpiring under the shadow of controversy.