Terrorism

Boots on the Ground or Robots in the Sky

  • By
  • Evelyn Crunden,
  • New America Foundation
January 22, 2014 |
Programs:

Strategic Empathy

  • By Matt Waldman, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
April 9, 2014
As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, it leaves violence and uncertainty in its wake. The election of a new Afghan president gives some grounds for optimism and could improve the fraught relationship between Afghanistan and the U.S. But no Afghan election since the 2001 intervention has brought about a diminution in violence – and the conflict shows no signs of abating. The Taliban is powerful, tenacious and increasingly deadly. Civilian casualties are rising and the fighting forces some 10,000 Afghans from their homes every month.  The linchpin of the U.S.

Study: NSA BULK Surveillance Programs Do Little to Prevent Terrorism

January 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the uproar caused by the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, President Obama, the NSA director and members of Congress defended the NSA surveillance programs by claiming they helped thwart more than 50 potential terrorist events in more than 20 countries around the world.

Jihadists Focus on Prison Breaks

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Bailey Cahall,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2013 |

New View of Drone Death Toll

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Jennifer Rowland,
  • New America Foundation
July 26, 2013 |

Al Qaeda in Yemen: On the Ropes

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • Jennifer Rowland,
  • New America Foundation
July 18, 2013 |

From Benghazi to Boston: The State of the Jihad

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • New America Foundation
July 16, 2013 |

Bin Laden's Life on the Run

  • By
  • Peter Bergen,
  • New America Foundation
July 9, 2013 |

Talking to the Taliban

  • By John Bew, Ryan Evans, Martyn Frampton, Peter Neumann, Marisa Porges
June 27, 2013

The aim of this report is to examine the evolution of the idea of ‘talking to the Taliban’, analyse its underlying drivers and assumptions, and capture key lessons that may be of use in future conflicts when talks with insurgents will again be on
the agenda.

APPENDIX: How Dangerous are Freed Guantanamo Prisoners?

June 5, 2014

As of June 5, 2014, 620 Guantanamo prisoners have been released or transferred abroad. Of those 620, we have identified 54 who are either confirmed to be or suspected of engaging in militant activities against either the U.S. or non-U.S. targets. We have placed them in the following categories:

Category 1: GTMO detainees confirmed to be engaging in militant activities against U.S. targets.

TOTAL: 15, 2.4%

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