Defense and Security
Terrorism, al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden have become synonymous since the attacks of 9/11. But after a decade of counterterrorism activity around the globe, and the killing of bin Laden by U.S. special operations forces, what's next for the global terrorism network and efforts to counter it? Brookings experts examine the military and political issues.
A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern Iraq (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal).
ISIS' Strategy and How to Counter It
September 11, 2014, William McCants
William McCants follows the development of the Islamic State from its roots as an al-Qa'ida affiliate to its current status as the leader of the global jihad. He argues that ISIS's ideas and legitimacy can be discredited by taking away their territory and exposing their brutal behavior.
Middle East and North Africa
September 10, 2014, Jason Tama
September 10, 2014, William McCants
September 10, 2014, Daniel L. Byman
September 10, 2014, Yun Sun
September 8, 2014, Fred Dews
Opinion | Al-Monitor
September 5, 2014, Bruce Riedel
September 4, 2014, Denise A. Spellberg
Opinion | The Daily Beast
September 4, 2014, Bruce Riedel
Opinion | New York Times
September 3, 2014, Shadi Hamid
September 3, 2014, Fred Dews
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In the latest Brookings Essay, Stuart Taylor, Jr. collects the divergent views of four prominent experts to help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the post-Snowden era.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Service Employees International Union
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Daniel L. Byman
Research Director, Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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