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“For readers interested in a highly informed, wide-angled, single-volume briefing on the war on terror so far, The Longest War is clearly that essential book.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “For years, I tried to read every new novel about how 9/11 affected our lives. Some were very thoughtful, but I always came […]

Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011 Why Afghanistan Is Far from Hopeless By Peter Bergen   In winter, a noxious fog sometimes descends on Kabul that is so acrid, you can actually taste it. It’s a toxic brew of fumes from traffic jams and thousands of charcoal fires, and it’s a testament to the fact that in […]

Post-9/11 Jihadist Terrorism Cases Involving U.S. Citizens and Residents: An Overview Based on Research by the New America Foundation and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Policy. How real is the “homegrown” Islamist terrorist threat? The New America Foundation and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Policy examined the 175 post-9/11 cases of Americans or […]

Monday, Mar 07, 2011 Longest War in Sunday Times (UK)

    The Longest War by P.L. Bergen & Osama Bin Laden by M. Scheuer Two vastly differing studies of the hunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist and the never-ending war against Al-Qaeda Christina Lamb Published: 27 February 2011   Two vastly differing studies of the hunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist and […]

Analysis: King risks alienating ally in fight against homegrown terror By Peter Bergen, CNN, and Andrew Lebovich March 9, 2011 5:11 p.m. EST Hearings proposed by Rep. Peter King, R-New York, have caused consternation among many Muslim-Americans. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rep. Peter King wants to investigate the "radicalization" of Muslim-American communities Public policy institute, school look […]

Saturday, Feb 26, 2011 Longest War in Foreign Affairs

  Home › Books & Reviews › Capsule Reviews › The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda Peter Bergen Reviewed by By Lawrence D. Freedman March/April 2011   Bergen is one of the most intelligent and informed chroniclers of al Qaeda, and […]

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 Al Qaeda the loser in Arab revolutions

Al Qaeda the loser in Arab revolutions BYLINE: By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst SECTION: OPINION LENGTH: 582 words Osama bin Laden must be sitting in his comfortably appointed hideaway somewhere in northwest Pakistan watching the events in the Middle East unfold with a mixture of glee and despair. Glee, because overthrowing the dictatorships […]

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 Wash Post review The Longest War

Peter Bergen’s "The Longest War"     By Jessica Stern Special to The Washington Post Thursday, February 17, 2011; 6:47 PM   THE LONGEST WAR The Enduring Conflict Between America and al-Qaeda By Peter L. Bergen Free Press 473 pp. $28 Is al-Qaeda still a threat to America? In his important history of the war […]

  The Longest War by Peter Bergen – review This fair-minded and accessible expert guide to the conflict between the United States and al-Qaida is essential reading Jason Burke The Observer, Sunday 6 February 2011 larger | smaller Article history A sandstorm envelops a young US Marine in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters On […]

Thursday, Feb 03, 2011 Longest War review/ LAT

Book reviews: ‘The Longest War’ and ‘Osama Bin Laden’ ‘The Longest War’ by Peter L. Bergen and Michael Scheuer’s ‘Osama Bin Laden’ valuably contribute to the West’s growing understanding of political Islam and its implications amid the turmoil in Egypt and beyond.  Share   0diggsdigg   By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times February 3, 2011 […]

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