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How the Kouachi brothers turned to terrorism Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider Updated 9:16 PM ET, Fri January 9, 2015 Brothers trained with terror groups 02:04 Story highlights Peter Bergen: As with some other French Muslims, the brothers were marginal, economically and socially He says they became active in Middle East causes, had contact with […]

Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider Updated 6:11 PM ET, Sat January 10, 2015 Peter Bergen: Search for Hayat Boumedienne highlights issue of female jihadists European women have also played an operational role in jihadist terrorism, he says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and professor of practice at […]

The American who inspires terror from Paris to the U.S. Peter Bergen: Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in U.S. drone strike, may have been key influence in Paris attacks Even from the grave, he continues to inspire terrorist plots, says Bergen Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and professor of […]

Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 Does Islam fuel terrorism? CNN.com

Does Islam fuel terrorism? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:53 AM ET, Tue January 13, 2015 (CNN)Does Islam have anything to do with the terrorist atrocities in Paris last week? The short, uncomfortable, answer is: Of course it does. Consider the choice of targets of the terrorists: A magazine that in the […]

Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and 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)The difference between the scale of the European […]

Al Qaeda commander’s American life and death By Peter Bergen updated 12:37 PM EST, Sun December 7, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Pakistan kills an American al Qaeda commander who was on FBI “Most Wanted” list Peter Bergen says the death of Adnan G. El Shukrijumah makes U.S. safer Bergen says he was key in plan to bomb […]

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 Why hostage rescues fail, CNN.com

Why hostage rescues fail By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 8:03 AM EST, Tue December 9, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Raid to free American photojournalist Luke Somers resulted in his death Peter Bergen: Successful rescues usually have the benefit of surprise In the Somers case, an earlier rescue effort preempted the possibility of surprise, he says Editor’s note: Peter […]

Did torture help lead to bin Laden? By Peter Bergen updated 12:26 PM EST, Wed December 10, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Did coercive interrogation yield evidence pointing to bin Laden? Peter Bergen says the Senate torture report finds that other forms of investigation were key Coercive interrogation actually yielded incorrect information, the report says Editor’s note: […]

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 Pakistan’s 9/11, CNN.com

Pakistan’s 9/11 By Peter Bergen updated 12:40 PM EST, Tue December 16, 2014 Soldiers patrol the streets in Peshawar, Pakistan, near a school that was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday, December 16. Militants stormed the military-run school in northwest Pakistan, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. More than 100 people […]

Why ISIS is spreading across Muslim world By Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider updated 3:11 PM EST, Wed November 19, 2014 A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area holds laundry on a cold morning at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, on Monday, November 17. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has been under […]

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