The Case for a Populace-Centric Engagement

Unfortunately we experienced a weird server glitch which forced us to remove the “anchor” article for the current biweekly WPR feature issue, The Al-Qaeda We Don’t Know. But I’d like to plug the articles again, in case you haven’t gotten to them yet: Nathan Field’s The Limits of the Counterterrorism Approach, on how defining al-Qaida by its tactics exaggerates its prospects for strategic success. Joe Kirschke’s AQIM, the North African Franchise, on the nature — and limits — of the threat posed by al-Qaida’s North African franchise. Brian Glyn Williams’ The 055 Brigade, on al-Qaida’s little-known conventional fighting brigade in […]

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