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.
Reuters/Joe Penney - An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister at riot police in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 30, 2014.
Burkina Faso Protests Extending Presidential Term Limits
October 30, 2014, John Mukum Mbaku
As tens of thousands of citizens in Burkina Faso take to the streets to protest proposed changes to its constitution regarding term limits, John Mbaku discusses the possible impact on the country's governance if the proposed extension is passed.
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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
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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