I come before you this morning at this important conference with many questions and no answers.
With Osama bin Laden's death in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011, al-Qaeda lost not only its figurehead and once-useful recruiting tool, but also a sense of direction born of impotence.
I want to speak today about the Middle East in global, not just American perspective. Of course, as I’m sure you know, it was Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, the great American naval strategist, who first called West Asia and North Africa “the Middle East.” As he saw it, this was the regio
This book should appeal to general readers interested in learning how the United States dealt with 9/11.
One year ago, on May 2, 2011, the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 unit killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a raid on his hitherto secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. What has been the impact of this event?
Over a month after the departure of the country’s long-ruling ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s new leader, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has quickly moved to oust more than a dozen of the old regime’s ruling class.
Fawaz Gerges was one of a handful of serious scholars paying attention to the threat of Islamist terrorism in the years prior to 9/11. He wrote a fine book debating Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations" thesis.
Ten years since that fateful day in September, commentators and editorials have begun reflecting on the significance of the events of 9/11 as well as taking stock of the changes that resulted.
In Confronting the Chaos, Sean Maloney presents a documentation of the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2005. His first trip to the country led to Enduring the Freedom (2006), which covered the conflict from 2001 to 2003.