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A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present

“Mr. Bergen writes with authority and range… His profiles of jihadists… leave the reader with a harrowing appreciation of the banality of evil and an unnerving sense of missteps made by the authorities… Mr. Bergen’s detailed accounts of terror plots (both executed, foiled or failed) make for chilling reading.”
—MICHIKO KAKUTANI, NEW YORK TIMES

“Excellent… Bergen’s book is the best one-volume treatment available on the current state of jihad in America.”
—JANET NAPOLITANO, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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RECENT ARTICLES

Saturday, September 23, 2017 The 'Legion of Brothers' that routed the Taliban, CNN.com Sunday, September 10, 2017 16 years after 9/11: The state of the terrorist threat, CNN.com Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Trump, the Generals and the Afghan Decision, CNN.com Monday, August 21, 2017 For Trump's generals, this is personal. CNN.com Saturday, August 19, 2017 Vehicle attacks have taken a horrific toll since 2014, CNN.com Sunday, August 13, 2017 Charlottesville killing was an act of domestic terrorism, CNN.com Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Today's terrorism didn't start with 9/11 -- it started with the '90s, CNN.com Monday, July 31, 2017 The general now in command at the White House faces ultimate test, CNN.com Thursday, July 13, 2017 Is the fall of Mosul the fall of ISIS? CNN.com Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Learning from history, CNN.com MORE ARTICLES »

Congressional Testimony/Reports

September, 2016

Jihadist Terrorism 15 Years After 9/11: A Threat Assessment

Thursday, November 19, 2015

“The Impact of ISIS on the Homeland and Refugee Resettlement.” Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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BOOKS

Manhunt:
The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad

The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world’s most wanted man. “Virtually crackles with insider details…Bergen’s Pakistani sources gave him new insight into bin Laden’s home life…The details of the SEAL raid itself…[make] for compelling reading. Bergen puts the raid into a broader intelligence framework and deftly re-creates the heart-thumping tension of that night and the calculations that went into pulling off the daring mission…Bergen’s three other books have become required reading for national security buffs and counterterrorism reporters. But Manhunt is different. It goes to a higher level…Bergen has accomplished a journalistic feat: He manages to make the story of bin Laden’s end sound new. He has put together a real-life thriller that will be a must-read for years to come.” –Dina Temple-Raston, Washington Post


The Longest War:
The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda

“For years, I tried to read every new novel about how 9/11 affected our lives. Some were very thoughtful, but I always came away unsatisfied, feeling that the authors had worked hard but had somehow fallen short. As I read the stunning first section of Peter L. Bergen’s new book on the war between the United States and Al Qaeda, I realized I had been looking in the wrong genre. None of the novels were as effective or moving as “The Longest War,” which is a history of our time. … “The Longest War” is one of the most important accounts on the subject to appear in years. But be warned: You will read it and weep.” — Thomas E. Ricks, The New York Times Book Review


Drone Wars:
Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy

Drones are the iconic military technology of many of today’s most pressing conflicts, a lens through which U.S. foreign policy is understood, and a means for discussing key issues regarding the laws of war and the changing nature of global politics. Drones have captured the public imagination, partly because they project lethal force in a manner that challenges accepted rules, norms, and moral understandings. Drone Wars presents a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. It addresses drones’ impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war.

ABOUT PETER Bergen

Biography Photo: CNN-Brent Stirton

Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, author, documentary producer and vice president at New America where he directs the International Security and Fellows programs; a professor of practice at Arizona State University; a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security and CNN’s national security analyst. He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 MIT Club of Washington

Monday, October, 02, 2017 CENS Distinguished Visitors Program, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

Monday, October, 30, 2017 Future of Terrorism, Arizona State, Tempe, AZ

Wednesday, November, 15, 2017 Special Operations and Modern Warfare, ASU, UT, Global SOF and NA, New America DC

Thursday, November, 16, 2017 Domestic Terrorism & Mass Casualty Incident, Georgetown University

Wednesday, January, 24, 2018 Jaipur Literary Festival, Diggi Palace Jaipur, India

Monday, February, 19, 2018 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, April, 10, 2018 Future of War conference, ASU and New America, Reagan Building, DC

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