Ahead of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Senior Fellow Daniel L. Byman reflects on what has gone well and what has gone poorly in US counterterrorism efforts in the seventeen years since the attacks.
The evolution of nonstate armed actors in the Middle East
[The Taliban] are young. They're uneducated. And all they've learned how to do is fight. And now that the fight has suddenly ended, perhaps unexpectedly early, what happens next, right? So they don't quite know how to transition into the next phase.