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Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan’s bridge-building president or just a corrupt pol? Hamid Karzai was first hailed as a new kind of Afghan leader — urbane and educated — but Western opinions of him soon soured. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) By Peter Bergen September 15 Peter Bergen, a vice president at New America, a professor at Arizona State University and CNN’s […]

9/11: Osama bin Laden’s spectacular miscalculation By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 4:53 AM ET, Fri September 9, 2016  Story highlights For Osama bin Laden, September 11 was a great tactical victory but a huge strategic failure, writes Peter Bergen 15 years later, US still embroiled in the Mideast, despite bin Laden’s aim of […]

Trump’s half-baked plans to combat ISIS By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 8:28 PM ET, Mon August 15, 2016 fallujah ISIS Story highlights Donald Trump spoke in Ohio on Monday about his vision for fighting Islamic extremism Peter Bergen: Many of his ideas the Obama administration has long been doing, and the new […]

No, Obama was not the ‘founder’ of ISIS Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 4:38 PM ET, Thu August 11, 2016 Peter Bergen says Donald Trump is wrong: President Obama and Hillary Clinton are not the founders of ISIS. Obama has been responsible for the serious reversals ISIS is suffering on […]

Clinton vs. Trump as commander in chief: A world of difference Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 9:41 AM ET, Sun July 31, 2016 Hillary Clinton: Imagine Donald Trump facing a real crisis Hillary Clinton: Imagine Donald Trump facing a real crisis 01:00 Story highlights Peter Bergen says Hillary Clinton drew […]

Normandy, Istanbul, Dhaka, Nice, Baghdad, Orlando: WHY? Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 5:53 PM ET, Tue July 26, 2016 Peter Bergen: Recent terrorist attacks have claimed lives in France, Iraq, Bangladesh and the U.S., among other countries He says the problems that give rise to terrorism are deep and will […]

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 America the weak? CNN.com

America the weak? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Story highlights Peter Bergen: GOP convention’s vision of “making America safe” is at odds with reality This false national security narrative obscures our true vulnerabilities, he says “Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice […]

Terrorism: The jihad-crime nexus By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst and Van Schuster Updated 2:14 PM ET, Sun July 17, 2016   Story highlights Peter Bergen: Many of those behind terror attacks in Europe shared criminal background Conditions in French prisons incubated the radicalization of many terrorists, he says Peter Bergen is CNN’s national […]

Truck attacks — a frightening tool of terror, with a history Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 6:14 PM ET, Fri July 15, 2016 It used to be that we worried about truck bombs. Now we have to worry about trucks used as weapons, writes Peter Bergen Terror groups have urged […]

After the Nice attack: 10 things that can be done Peter Bergen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst “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 “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.”” (CNN)Donald […]

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