Tag Archives: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Attacking ISIS’s Leadership: Short Term Gain for Long Term Pain?

In order to determine whether or not targeted killings can weaken and/or defeat a terrorist organization like ISIS, it’s important to look at previous cases when the US and/or other countries eliminated terrorist leaders.

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The Crisis in Yemen Part 2: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Last week, members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) seized control of the Al`Adayn directorate in Yemen’s southern Ibb governorate after violent clashes with Houthi rebels in central Yemen. The Houthis, discussed in Part I of our series on Yemen, have recently rapidly expanded their territory, seizing control of the capital at the end of September, forcing the Prime

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