Developments in the Syrian Crisis: The Rise of al-Qaeda and Retreat of the Regime

On December 15, 2012, Posted by , In Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Developments in the Syrian Crisis: The Rise of al-Qaeda and Retreat of the Regime

The situation in Syria has been deteriorating rapidly in the past few weeks. New developments are of special concern for U.S. national security as we are getting a new view of Syria’s geopolitical reality. These developments include the rise in preeminence of al-Qaeda and its affiliates among the rebellion, concerns…

Hijacking a Rebellion: New Trends in al-Qaeda Tactics

On October 13, 2012, Posted by , In Africa,Middle East,North America, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Hijacking a Rebellion: New Trends in al-Qaeda Tactics

Events in the Middle East and North Africa in recent months indicate a major shift in strategy by al-Qaeda and its affiliates. While many officials mistake this shift as a sign of al-Qaeda’s looming defeat, it actually displays a rapidly growing danger to U.S. national security. Al-Qaeda’s new ability to…