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All Posts Tagged With: "Osama bin Laden"

Drone war forces resurgent al-Qaeda to rely on franchises

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Drone war forces resurgent al-Qaeda to rely on franchises

The drone war in northwest Pakistan has brought attention to the attenuated al-Qaeda core that moved from Afghanistan in late 2001. But two events in December -- a failed Christmas Day bombing and an attack on CIA operatives in Afghanistan -- have led analysts to re-assess al-Qaeda's perceived decline. Worldfocus takes a look at the organization's evolution.

Posted: February 16, 2010 13:04   Comments: 5
With purported new bin Laden tape, al-Qaeda resurfaces

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With purported new bin Laden tape, al-Qaeda resurfaces

The attempted Christmas day bombing -- and a recent message purportedly from Osama bin Laden -- have focused new attention on al-Qaeda. A report from a former senior C.I.A. official warns that al-Qaeda is being patient but has not abandoned its mission. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, and Al Jazeera English's Nadim Baba reports from London.

Posted: January 26, 2010 16:01   Comments: 4
U.S. seeks hearts and minds in combatting global jihad

S. Azmat Hassan (Blog)

U.S. seeks hearts and minds in combatting global jihad

Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how mankind has engaged in violent extremism since Biblical times. Terrorism is propaganda by deed, since terrorism is theater. So, Hassan argues, al-Qaeda succeeds every time it plants fear and uncertainty in our hearts and minds.

Posted: January 11, 2010 13:40   Comments: 7
Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

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Yemen enters media spotlight after terror links exposed

It was Yemen where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allegedly trained by al-Qaeda. Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim writes how Yemen offers al-Qaeda the perfect environment to reorganize and reinvent itself, and that’s precisely why the world’s focus is now shifting to the Arabian Peninsula nation. It’s not news that Yemen has been a terrorist safe haven.

Posted: January 6, 2010 15:39   Comments: 2
U.S. continues to tango with Osama and the Taliban

Perspectives

U.S. continues to tango with Osama and the Taliban

The month of October marks eight years since the Bush administration successfully removed the Taliban regime from power in Kabul. But there was a crucial difference between the U.S. eviction of Saddam from Kuwait and forcible regime change in Afghanistan, writes Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan.

Posted: October 27, 2009 11:30   Comments: 2
Uncertainty on eighth anniversary of war in Afghanistan

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Uncertainty on eighth anniversary of war in Afghanistan

Wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. After eight years of war in Afghanistan, are the United States and the world safer from terrorism? Tell us what you think.

Posted: October 7, 2009 07:57   Comments: 18
U.S. image improves in some Muslim countries since 9/11

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U.S. image improves in some Muslim countries since 9/11

Dalia Mogahed of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies examines how the eighth anniversary of 9/11 is resonating among Muslims around the world. Should the capture of Osama bin Laden still be a priority for the United States? Tell us what you think.

Posted: September 11, 2009 14:56   Comments: 34
Obama must break with past in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Analysis

Obama must break with past in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner considers the signficance of the three-way meeting between President Obama and the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, arguing that Obama needs to do something convincing and new in the troubled region.

Posted: May 7, 2009 11:27   Comments: 2
For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Analysis

For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was set for a three-way meeting with his Pakistani and American counterparts on Wednesday, to discuss how to combat the growing threat of the Taliban. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about Karzai’s changing relationship with the U.S. under the Obama administration.

Posted: May 6, 2009 09:00   Comments: 1
U.S. considers dialogue with moderate Taliban leaders

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U.S. considers dialogue with moderate Taliban leaders

Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses Barack Obama's proposal to engage in dialogue with moderate Taliban leaders.

Posted: March 11, 2009 12:23   Comments: 2

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