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
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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.

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