April 06, 2022
Al-Qaida Leader Circulates Video; Dispels Rumor of His Death
By Kathy Gannon
Rumors of the death of Ayman al-Zawahri have persistently circulated, but a new video appears to dispel those rumors.
December 02, 2021
20 Years After 9/11, Al-Qaida Retains a Deadly Relevance in Malaysia
By J. Fernando and Jasminder Singh
Despite the network's apparent dormancy, Malaysian authorities can't afford to underestimate its potential threat.
September 13, 2021
9/11 and Asia: Two Decades Later
By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A virtual conference announcing the launch of Diplomat Risk Intelligence probes how 9/11 changed the Asia-Pacific.
August 30, 2021
US Aims Start to Bali Bombing War Crimes Case at Guantanamo
By Ben Fox
The hearing is set to kick off a long legal wrangle over a case that involves evidence tainted by CIA torture.
April 29, 2021
The Taliban’s Difficult Pledge
By Obaidullah Baheer
Even if it wanted to, could the Taliban ever really cut ties with and oppose al-Qaida?
September 24, 2020
Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?
By Arian Sharifi
Peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban is not a silver bullet for peace in the region. ISKP poses a significant threat.
August 10, 2020
The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?
By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban denial of the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan raises questions about the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban deal.
March 08, 2017
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State Take Aim at China
By Uran Botobekov
Why have both groups turned their attention to Beijing?
April 15, 2016
Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
By Catherine Putz
They never left.
July 20, 2012
Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
Moral or immoral, do drone strikes work? Sean M. Lynn-Jones weighs the evidence.
February 19, 2010
Last Shot in Afghanistan
The Diplomat speaks with Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, about the security situation in Afghanistan, talking with the Taliban and the prospects for stability once US-led forces withdraw.
February 15, 2010
Talking with the Taliban
As US-led forces engage in a major offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, commentators in Pakistan are still taking stock of the London conference and what it could mean for the role their country plays in their neighbour’s stability. Mustafa Qadri reports that many believe the road to such stability and security will inevitably run through Pakistan–and to the Taliban.
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