The Republicans’ Muslim ‘problem’ By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:25 PM ET, Mon September 21, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Story highlights Despite America’s long history of religious tolerance, two of leading GOP candidates stigmatize Muslims Bergen: Candidates are appealing to a minority who believe in conspiracy theories Peter Bergen is […]

Sanity prevails on U.S. troops in Afghanistan By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:36 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2015 Obama: U.S. to delay troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 03:24 Story highlights Peter Bergen: There are 8 good reasons for U.S. to maintain limited troop presence for the long term in Afghanistan. Peter […]

The New York Times’ bizarre story on Osama bin Laden’s death By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:14 AM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Times magazine cover story says incorrectly that we don’t know truth about the bin Laden killing Participants in raid and U.S. officials would have […]

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 Is Trump right about 9/11?

Is Trump right about 9/11? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 7:55 PM ET, Mon October 19, 2015 Story highlights Bergen says Bush administration did not keep U.S. safe before 9/11 He says Bush, aides paid little attention to the threat posed by bin Laden and al Qaeda Peter Bergen is CNN’s […]

Eulogy for Sarah Bergen, delivered by Peter Bergen on September 15, 2015 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, Washington DC. Sarah Elizabeth Lampert Bergen was born in Minnesota on April 24, 1936. Sarah was also known as “Sally” and in France she was known as “Sallie.” She was also both Mum and Grandma. Today I […]

The man who wouldn’t hand over bin Laden to the U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 6:38 PM ET, Wed July 29, 2015 Story highlights Bergen: The Taliban leader lost control of his country when he refused to turn over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. Mullah Omar had a narrow world […]

Taliban’s Mullah Omar died in 2013, Afghan government says By Nick Paton Walsh, Peter Bergen and Jason Hanna, CNN Story highlights Haseeb Sediqi, spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence service, confirms Omar’s death He says Omar died in a mysterious way in a hospital in Pakistan in 2013 (CNN)Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died in April 2013 […]

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 The golden age of terrorism,

The golden age of terrorism By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Courtney Schuster   Updated 8:40 AM ET, Tue July 28, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: We think of the current, post-9/11 era as the heyday of terrorism In fact, terrorist incidents in the ’70s exceeded today’s level of activity — and took […]

A history of attacks against U.S. military installations By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman   Story highlights Four U.S. Marines were killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when a gunman shot at two separate military sites Peter Bergen: While gunman’s motive is unknown, the incident is being treated as a potential domestic terrorist […]

The sky didn’t fall after July Fourth By Peter Bergen and Haley Peters   Updated 10:13 AM ET, Tue July 7, 2015 Story highlights Authors: In post-9/11 world, there are few incentives not to raise terror alert and issue warnings But there are significant costs to these terror alerts, both economic and social, they warn […]


Wednesday, September, 26, 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, October, 03, 2018 Counterterrorism in 2020: Future prospects and challenges, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Monday, October, 15, 2018 Chief Executives Org, DC

Tuesday, October, 30, 2018 Forum on Returning Foreign Fighters, Doha, Qatar

Tuesday, November, 13, 2018 Proxy warfare conference, Global SOF, New America, ASU, New America DC

Wednesday, January, 23, 2019 We Want to Negotiate, Joel, Simon, Newseum DC

Thursday, February, 14, 2019 IDEX conf, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tuesday, March, 05, 2019 Global SOF Forum, Tampa, Florida

Wednesday, March, 06, 2019 Suli Forum, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Monday, April, 29, 2019 Future of War conf. ASU/New America DC






"We Got Him": President Obama, Bin Laden, and the Future of the War on Terror, CNN


Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, HBO