Articles

Falling under the spell of a slain terrorist By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 7:32 PM EDT, Fri June 28, 2013 This video image released courtesy of SITE Intelligence Group, shows a never-before-released pictures of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a CIA drone strike on September 30, 2011. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Anwar al-Awlaki was […]

Obama’s goal in Africa: Counter China By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:40 AM EDT, Wed June 26, 2013 President Barack Obama speaks with Ghanaian President John Atta-Mills at Osu Castle, the government headquarters and a former slave trading fort, in Accra, Ghana, on July 11, 2009. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Obama is visiting […]

What U.S. learned from listening in on terror group calls By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 8:49 AM EDT, Wed June 19, 2013 NSA discloses foiled terror plots STORY HIGHLIGHTS NSA chief offered information on yield from monitoring phone calls Peter Bergen says in two cases, NSA heard of plans to support terror groups […]

  Did NSA snooping stop ‘dozens’ of terrorist attacks? By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 6:44 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2013 Former intelligence worker Edward Snowden, 29, revealed himself as the source of documents outlining a massive effort by the NSA to track cell phone calls and monitor the e-mail and Internet traffic […]

Al Qaeda’s boss asserts himself By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 4:51 PM EDT, Tue June 11, 2013 Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is able to communicate with affiliates in Syria and Iraq. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Barack Obama said al Qaeda’s core is headed for defeat Peter […]

Terrorists target the military By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 10:02 AM EDT, Thu June 6, 2013 The bombings in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, serve as a cruel reminder that the U.S. has seen other terror attacks on home soil. See all photography related to […]

Bush’s war on terror is over By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 9:25 AM EDT, Fri May 24, 2013     Obama speaks on anti-terror strategy STORY HIGHLIGHTS Terrorism has been in the news with Boston bombing and killing of UK soldier in the street Peter Bergen says despite recent acts, the enemy […]

9 myths about drones and Guantanamo By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Jennifer Rowland, Special to CNN updated 8:42 AM EDT, Wed May 22, 2013 A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator UAV flies over Victorville, California, on January 7. STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Obama to speak Thursday on drone program, Guantanamo Peter Bergen says […]

Al Qaeda’s track record with chemical weapons By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 5:41 AM EDT, Tue May 7, 2013 Were chemical weapons used in Syria? STORY HIGHLIGHTS Official on U.N. commission says Syrian rebel group may have used nerve agent Peter Bergen: It would not be first time al Qaeda-affiliated group used […]

Terror threat from Gitmo prisoners is exaggerated By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and Bailey Cahall, Special to CNN updated 11:00 AM EDT, Wed May 8, 2013 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is home to the U.S. naval base that has held terror suspects since January 2002. Early in the war on terror, the Bush administration […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Thursday, January, 24, 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

Tuesday, October, 01, 2019 Global SOF Symposium, Brussels

MORE EVENTS »

RECENT FILMS

2017

LEGION OF BROTHERS, CNN Films

2016

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

2016

Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, HBO

ALL FILMS »