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How big of a threat is Al-Shabaab to the United States? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 7:32 PM ET, Sun February 22, 2015 Al-Shabaab calls for attacks on Western shopping malls 03:17 Story highlights Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in West Peter Bergen: Group has succeeded in [...]

Nonsense about terrorism’s ‘root causes’ By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 6:58 PM ET, Thu February 19, 2015 47 of 47 The ISIS terror threat 47 photos A woman looks at her destroyed home after returning to the village of Al-Mansuriya, Iraq, on Saturday, February 14. Hide CaptionStory highlights White House conference on extremism [...]

Why does ISIS keep making enemies? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:53 PM ET, Mon February 16, 2015 Story highlights The group’s atrocities have angered Americans, Jordanians and Egyptians Bergen: ISIS actions only make sense if you realize that its aim is the apocalypse. Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a [...]

Americans have plotted to kill cartoonists who lampooned Islam By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Story highlights Peter Bergen cites parallels to the attacks in Copenhagen and Paris Authorities have disrupted such plots involving Americans Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He [...]

Did Brian Williams embed with SEAL Team 6? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Story highlights Brian Williams said he traveled with SEAL Team 6, got memento from Osama bin Laden raid Peter Bergen says claims may require review since SEALs took great pains to be covert Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, [...]

Why ISIS terrorism won’t work By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Story highlights Peter Bergen: Most of the time, terrorism becomes self-defeating He says Osama bin Laden’s strategy involving 9/11 was a failure ISIS strategy also doesn’t make sense, Bergen says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at the New [...]

Is U.S. coalition winning war vs. ISIS? By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider   Updated 9:42 AM ET, Sun February 1, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: Five months after Obama pledged to destroy ISIS, it still controls large territory and attracts support. He says Chuck Hagel may be right, that U.S. military may need to be near front [...]

Why Obama is going to visit Saudi King By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 3:01 PM ET, Sat January 24, 2015 Story highlights Obama to visit Riyadh to meet with King Salman, the new Saudi monarch Peter Bergen: It’s an opportune time for U.S. to repair frayed relations Peter Bergen is CNN’s national [...]

Should nations just pay ISIS ransom? By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider   Updated 11:42 AM ET, Thu January 22, 2015 ISIS demands $200 million for Japanese hostages 02:19 Story highlights Peter Bergen, Emily Schneider: ISIS seeking $200 million for two Japanese hostages’ freedom Sometimes ransom works, but it can lead to more kidnapping, the writers say Peter [...]

Why U.S. needs to stay in Afghanistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:04 AM ET, Mon January 5, 2015 Afghan Taliban claims credit for attacks 03:34 Story highlights Peter Bergen says it would be a serious mistake to pull all U.S. forces from Afghanistan It would invite the kind of chaos we’ve [...]

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Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 Anonymous Soldiers : The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, New America DC

Thursday, March, 26, 2015 Global Terrorism, Jihadi Movements and the Future of War, Scottsdale, Arizona

Thursday, April, 23, 2015 New America Annual Conference, DC

Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 Syracuse University, Maxwell School

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