Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 44 People, Wounds 200 in Northwest Pakistan
By Anwarullah Khan and Riaz Khan
The attack on a Jamiat Ulema Islam political rally in Bajur district was aimed at weakening political Islamists.
Al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan: Information Blackhole and Strategic (Mis)communication
By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
U.S. and U.N. estimates about al-Qaida’s strength and position in Afghanistan differ. Sorting out the reality will require concrete efforts to end the information vacuum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State Take Aim at China
By Uran Botobekov
Why have both groups turned their attention to Beijing?
Is al-Qaeda Back in Afghanistan?
By Catherine Putz
They never left.
Do Drone Strikes on al-Qaida Make Us Safer?
Moral or immoral, do drone strikes work? Sean M. Lynn-Jones weighs the evidence.