FYI, here’s the link to the 2011 Threat Assessment by the Director of National Intelligence.
Self Inflicted Wounds Here is an excellent example of the kind of research that definitely improves our understanding of al Qaida. “ Self Inflicted Wounds: Debates and Divisions within al-Qaida and its Periphery” was released earlier this week and is edited by Assaf Moghadam and Brian Fishman, two of my Continue Reading
Click below to hear a speech by Ryan C. Crocker, former Ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He is currently Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and he spoke to members and guests of the World Affairs Council of Continue Reading
Click Here to download the National Framework for Strategic Communication, President Barack Obama’s Report to Congress, March 16, 2010. This 14-page report, described in the President’s transmittal letter as the “Administration’s comprehensive interagency strategy for public diplomacy and strategic communication,” was submitted in response to a requirement in Section 1055 Continue Reading
Islam’s Nowhere Men By FOUAD AJAMI Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010 ‘A Muslim has no nationality except his belief,” the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb’s “children” are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani Continue Reading
Internet Terror Recruitment and Tradecraft: How Can We Address an Evolving Tool While Protecting Free Speech? Hearing, House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Click here to read the comments and Congressional testimony provided by Bruce Hoffman, Continue Reading
Foreign Affairs May/June 2010 REVIEW ESSAY http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/66350/seth-g-jones/it-takes-the-villages It Takes the Villages Bringing Change From Below in Afghanistan Seth G. Jones SETH G. JONES is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and the author of In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan. In 2009, he served as Continue Reading
Good news, if its true Missile Strike Kills Senior Al-Qaeda Operative, U.S. Says
Interesting Newsweek article – Does Killing Terrorists Actually Prevent Terrorism?
Here’s a great 1-hour presentation, “Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda,” by Bill Braniff