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 […]

01:25 PM ET Un vistazo a la decadencia y caída de bin Laden Por Peter Bergen (CNN) — Los documentos de al Qaeda que fueron dados a conocer recientemente, entre ellos cartas dirigidas a y escritas por Osama bin Laden en el transcurso de más o menos un año antes de su muerte en mayo […]

  Rare photos reveal Osama bin Laden’s Afghan hideout By Phil Hirschkorn and Peter Bergen, CNN Updated 11:38 PM ET, Wed March 11, 2015 Story highlights Photos from terrorism trial offer rare glimpse of Osama bin Laden’s hideout before 9/11 Palestinian journalist went to interview bin Laden in 1996 in Afghanistan’s Tora Bora area Abu […]

A gripping glimpse into bin Laden’s decline and fall By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 10:33 AM ET, Wed March 11, 2015 U.S. Marines watch the announcement of bin Laden's death at Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Photos: The death of Osama bin Laden 13 photos The death of Osama bin Laden […]

Publication Logo February 19, 2015 Thursday 3:29 PM EST ‘Jihadi John’: The bourgeois terrorist BYLINE: By By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: OPINION LENGTH: 2024 words This is how top national security reporters Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman of the Washington Post, who broke the story that Mohammed Emwazi has been identified […]

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 […]


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

Thursday, February, 22, 2018 The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the Tragedy in Vietnam. Max Boot book event, New America DC

Monday, February, 26, 2018 Preventing the Next Charlottesville: How Governments Can Respond to Private Paramilitaries.” New America DC

Monday, April, 09, 2018 Future of War conference, ASU and New America, Reagan Building, DC

Wednesday, July, 18, 2018 Aspen Security Forum

Tuesday, August, 21, 2018 Modern Warfare Symposium, Ft. Bragg

Thursday, September, 06, 2018 DARPA D60 Symposium

Tuesday, September, 25, 2018 Global SOF Symposium, Madrid, Spain




2016 "We Got Him": President Obama, Bin Laden, and the Future of the War on Terror, CNN

2016 Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, HBO