Terrorism Out of Weak States


    • Event

    Making the Next Bin Laden

    Over the past eight years, al-Qaeda has experienced a metamorphosis. The man now poised to succeed Osama bin Laden, and the embodiment of the “New Al-Qaeda Man,” is Shaykh Abu Yahya al-Libi, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise into the senior ranks of al-Qaeda and has been integral in recalibrating al-Qaeda.

    • Op-Ed

    Yemen's Deteriorating Security, Economy Could Fuel Terrorism

    Yemen’s stability is threatened by multiple security and economic challenges, ranging from a rapidly growing population to imminent economic collapse, and immediate and sustained international attention is needed to prevent Yemen from becoming a failed state.

    • Paper

    Yemen: Avoiding a Downward Spiral

    If the Yemeni central government cannot fully control its territory, violent extremists will have a space to regroup and launch new attacks. Yemen's problems potentially threaten the region and the international community.

Terrorist groups operating in weak and fragile countries continue to threaten Western interests. Since 9/11, the war on al-Qaeda and its allies has evolved and there are reports that the United States is increasing intelligence and military operations in critical states of concern. In a Carnegie Q&A series, leading experts on weak states and counterterrorism analyze the threats emerging out of these countries and offer policy recommendations for the international community.

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