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Secrets of the bin Laden treasure-trove By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:19 PM ET, Wed May 20, 2015 Story highlights U.S. releases unprecedented number of Osama bin Laden documents from 2011 raid Documents show bin Laden’s correspondence with family and al Qaeda associates Material paints complex portrait of the world’s most [...]

Who are ISIS’ American recruits? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman   Updated 12:05 PM ET, Wed May 6, 2015 Story highlights Texas shooting suspect appeared to have pledged support for ISIS Peter Bergen: Several dozen Americans have backed ISIS, most of them young and active on social media Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security [...]

Cartoon shooting in U.S. was inevitable By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Two gunmen at a Mohammed cartoon event in Garland, Texas, were killed by police Violence aimed at those who draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed occurred in Europe Peter Bergen: It was only a matter of time before it happened in America [...]

Bergen: The mystery of the Tsarnaev brothers By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst UPDATED: 10:54 PM EDT 05.16.15 The death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may provide some kind of justice for the families of the four people that he and his older brother Tamerlan murdered, as well as the 16 victims [...]

Was there a cover-up in bin Laden killing? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:06 PM ET, Mon May 11, 2015  Story highlights Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh contends that White House concealed real story of Osama bin Laden raid Peter Bergen: The evidence strongly suggests that Hersh’s account is false Peter Bergen [...]

Could Warren Weinstein have been saved? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:56 PM ET, Sun April 26, 2015 Story highlights U.S. hostage Warren Weinstein is believed to have been accidentally killed in counter-terrorism strike Peter Bergen: U.S. should rethink hostage policy to increase chances of freeing those held Peter Bergen is [...]

Al Qaeda’s bench of leaders dwindles By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:28 PM ET, Tue April 14, 2015 Story highlights Al Qaeda confirms that two of its leaders were killed in January drone strikes Other leaders have been killed or captured recently The terrorist group’s capacity to carry out attacks in [...]

A weakened Al-Shabaab lashes out By Peter Bergen and Courtney Schuster   Attack at Kenyan university 18 photos Students mourn in Garissa, Kenya, on Friday, April 3, a day after 147 people were killed when gunmen stormed Garissa University College, officials said. The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault. Story highlights Al-Shabaab’s attack on Garissa [...]

Attack Hit Tunisia Where it Hurt Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden — From 9/11 to Abbottabad.” David Sterman is a research associate at New America. (CNN)Wednesday’s terrorist attack, [...]

 Why U.S. troops need to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2016 By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Video reveals ISIS recruiting in Afghanistan 01:31 Story highlights President Obama is planning withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by end of 2016 Peter Bergen: The move would invite the kind of chaos we’ve seen in Iraq [...]

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, May, 28, 2015 The Future of Afghan Women, New America DC

Wednesday, June, 03, 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Friday, July, 17, 2015 Sun Valley Writers Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho

Wednesday, July, 22, 2015 Aspen Security Forum, Aspen, CO

Tuesday, August, 18, 2015 University of Southern California, LA

Tuesday, September, 15, 2015 “A World of Trouble,” Town Hall Speaker Series, North Platte, Nebraska

Tuesday, September, 29, 2015 East Carolina University – Greenville, NC

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