May 2 marks one year since al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was slain by U.S. Navy SEALS in his compound in Pakistan. The anniversary opens questions about America’s national security and the strength of the jihadist movement after the death of its most charismatic leader. Daniel Byman examines the issue. (View videos by Michael O’Hanlon on Afghanistan and by Bruce Riedel on Pakistan after bin Laden’s death.)
NATO at a crossroads: Next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance
The goal that North Korea has here is less improved inter-Korean relations per se. Their real goal, I think, would be, to the extent possible, to delink [South Korea] from the alliance with the United States. [What is to be avoided] is the situation where it appears as if South Korea and the United States are taking steps that seem to be in contradiction to one another.