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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 […]

Americans have plotted to kill cartoonists who lampooned Islam By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:08 AM ET, Thu January 8, 2015 Peter Bergen cites parallels to the plot against a French satirical magazine Authorities have disrupted such plots involving Americans Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New […]

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 […]

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