The Islamist insurgency in Iraq illustrates intelligence challenges in an increasingly unstable region, pointing to the potential for attacks in the US itself.
Republicans are suggesting President Obama might have conceded too much in winning the freedom of prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But the president isn’t likely to see it that way.
Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.
US pledges its help to try to save almost 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Military aid is not likely, but assistance with intelligence and crisis management could be.
The e-mail in question, from an Obama adviser, stressed that explanations for the 2012 attacks on US diplomatic missions in Benghazi, Libya, should center on a YouTube video insulting to Muslims, ‘not a broader failure of policy.’
That’s one theory. The distance the rockets were able to travel indicated use of a long-range weapon that only a local Al Qaeda-linked group is believed to have.
With Yemen yet again in the news last week because of the local Al Qaeda group, Yemenis want the US to begin addressing what they consider their real problems.
Koppel comes close to declaring the recent embassy closings a win for Al Qaeda.
Yemen appeared to back away from claims it had foiled a grandiose plot, and some terror experts wondered if the US, which launched three more drone strikes, had been duped by Al Qaeda into closing its embassies.
Syrian rebel infighting could boost the opposition’s chances of receiving help from the west.
Aarsal in many ways illustrates the Syrian conflict’s transformation from an uprising against an authoritarian regime into a sectarian civil war with reverberations around the region.
The leader of Iraq’s local Al Qaeda affiliate has claimed sponsorship of Jabhat al-Nusra, a militant group fighting alongside the Syrian rebels — confirming what everyone long suspected.
For the second time this month, the Obama administration has chosen to put a terror suspect linked to Al Qaeda on trial in a civilian court.
Tales of unimaginable torture are still painfully real for Malians who endured extremist rule.
Nigeria’s newest terror group, Ansaru, demonstrates how Africa’s homegrown militants are more and more embracing an Al Qaeda-styled global ideology.
Local militants groups are hitching onto Al Qaeda’s ideology, giving it new theaters of operation.