Terrorism: Myths and Reality
What Was Operation El Dorado Canyon, the US Attack on Libya in 1986?
Operation El Dorado Canyon, the 1986 U.S. Attack on Libya in retaliation for the terrorist bombing at a Berlin discotheque.
What Is the Haqqani Network in Pakistan and Afghanistan?
The Haqqani Network: Sirajuddin Haqqani,Mawlawi Jalaluddin Haqqani and the al-Qaeda-Haqqani Network in Pakistan and Afghanistan: a challenge to American efforts.
Timeline: Events Surrounding Lebanon's Rafik Hariri's Assassination
A timeline of events in Lebanon immediately before and after the Rafik Hariri Assassination (2004-2005)
After bin Laden: Al-Qaeda's Relevance Post Osama
Osama bin Laden's death is only the latest confirmation of al-Qaeda's weakened relevance, and of terrorism's
Al Qaeda in Yemen: Profile
Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula fights to overthrow Yemeni and Saudi governments, and expell Western presence from the Arabian peninsula. It is one of the most aggressive Al Qaeda's branches in the Middle East.
Al Qaeda Organization After Osama bin Laden
Al Qaeda’s core leadership is relying increasingly on its affiliates in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, to carry on the fight.
Guide To Al Qaeda in the Middle East
An overview of Al Qaeda's main branches in the Middle East, their leaders, organization, and recent activities.
Al Qaeda in Iraq: Profile
The worst days of violence in Iraq may be over, but Al Qaeda in Iraq remains a major destabilizing factor for the wider region. Read about its organization, goals and strategy.
Reasons for French Intervention in Mali
Why did France feel it was necessary to intervene in the conflict in Mali? How dangerous is the presence of Al Qaeda in the divided country?
Peter King's Islamophobia
Peter King's islamophobia, couched as a hearing on "Muslim radicalization" in the United States, should not command the respect implied by a U.S. congressional committee hearing.
The Anti-Sharia Law Movement in the United States
Sharia Law, David Yerushalmi and who's behind the Anti-Sharia law movement in the United States.
Al Qaeda in North Africa: Profile
Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb is one of the wealthiest Al Qaeda branches, active in North Africa and the vast desert regions of Sahara. Read about its leadership, organization and recent activities.
Is Sharia Law a Threat to the United States and the West?
A movement to "ban" Sharial law is sweeping the United States. Hysteria? Stereotype? Justifiable prevention? You decide.
Should NATO Intervene Militarily Against Qaddafi?
Libya's Muammar el Qaddafi is reclaiming western Libya from rebels in the Libyan uprising. Should Obama lead a NATO military intervention against Qaddafi?
What is Terrorism?
Toward a clear-eyed definition of terrorism--without prejudice.
From Muammar el Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden
From Muammar el-Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden, the language and purpose of terrorism has changed little. Its success has been just as scant.
Definition and brief history of Peshawar, Pakistani capital of Northwest Frontier Province.
Allahu Akbar - Are the Terms Allahu Akbar Fighting Words?
Are the Terms Allahu Akbar Fighting Words? Isn't it offensive to equate the words, as some do, with terrorism and jihadism?
Was the Fort Hood Massacre Terrorism? - Nidal Malik Hasan Fort Hood a…
Your turn to answer the question: Was the Fort Hood Massacre an act of terrorism? If convicted of the charges against him, would suspect Nidal Malik Hasanbe a terrorist?
Manhattan in the Days After 9/11
A 9/11 photo gallery of Manhattan in the days immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001
Should Iran Have a Nuclear Bomb? - Ahmadinejad's Iran and nuc…
Who, if anyone but Iran, has the right to decide whether Iran should have nuclear weapons?
Osama: Dead or Alive?
Speculation has been rife since 2005 or so about the health of Osama bin Laden and the leadership of al-Qaeda. Not that his replacement by Ayman al-Zawhiri would be an improvement.
Al-Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology
A 2007 report documenting al-Qaeda's various "mission statements" and declarations going back to 1994, with analyses of al-Qaeda's ideology and intended audience.
Saudi Arabia and the Financing iof Terrorism and Sunni Extremism Worldwide
Text of a secret cable on Saudi Arabia's financing of terrorist organizations and Sunni extremism worldwide. The cable was part of the Wikileaks document dump.
Bin Laden, Family Man?
Osama bin Laden had four wives and 19 children. Their story presents an oddly contrasting tale of tolerance and magnanimity by the world's premier terrorist.
Hezbollah, Lebanon and the Hariri Tribunal
How and why Lebanon's fate hangs on Hezbollah's reaction to the Hariri Tribunal, which may implicate Hezbollah in the assassination of Rafik Hariri in 2005.
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda
The life and aims of the world's most wanted terrorist.
U.S.-NATO Air Raids and Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan: The Facts
Contrary to John McCain's and Sarah Palin's claims, there's no question that American and NATO forces are air-raiding civilians and causing heavy civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
False Fears and Shameless Pandering in Opposition to Ground Z…
Opposition to the mosque at ground zero in New York is grounded in false fears and shameless chauvinism by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.