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Syrian refugees are not a threat to U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 9:29 AM ET, Sat November 21, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: The process of entering the U.S. as a refugee is so laborious that terrorists would likely choose other routes He says visa waiver program needs some rethinking […]

Paris explosives are a key clue to plot By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 12:21 PM ET, Tue November 17, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen: Terrorists used an unstable compound made from household ingredients He says authorities in the United States and other Western countries need to be on the lookout for bulk purchases […]

Bergen: ‘End of the beginning’ of ISIS? Story highlights Peter Bergen: Jihadi John may have been killed in drone strike. That and Kurds seizure of Sinjar would be two tactical victories against ISIS He says gains, like slowing of ‘foreign fighter’ flow may mean ‘the end of the beginning,’ but it will be years to […]

How ISIS threatens the West By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, Courtney Schuster and David Sterman     Story highlights Peter Bergen: Data give clues about estimated 4,500 Westerners who have joined ISIS, other militant groups in Syria They are usually young, including teens, often with familial ties to other jihadists, Bergen says A […]

Airport security lapse: Can it happen in the U.S.? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Story highlights Metrojet disaster has put new focus on airport security around the world Peter Bergen: Airports are vulnerable to militants who can get access through their jobs Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New […]

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 What empowers ISIS, CNN.com

What empowers ISIS Story highlights Peter Bergen: ISIS leaps from obscurity to lead global jihadist movement in 18 months He says ISIS preys on the weaknesses of regimes in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya Bergen: Supporters will see group moving closer to its goals if indeed an ISIS bomb blew up Russian plane in Sinai […]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 How to defeat ISIS: 10 ideas, CNN.com

How to defeat ISIS: 10 ideas By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 12:14 PM ET, Mon September 28, 2015 Story highlights Peter Bergen says there are many ways to make progress in the fight against ISIS and a number of those aren’t military in nature The anti-ISIS effort seems to be at […]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? CNN.com

Obama vs. ISIS = stalemate? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 8:15 AM ET, Mon September 28, 2015 Story highlights President Barack Obama will meet with key leader of nations involved in effort against ISIS Top administration officials paint a mixed picture of how the fight against ISIS has gone so far […]

 The New York Times triples down on bizarre bin Laden story By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 3:15 PM ET, Sat October 24, 2015 Fact checking Joe Biden’s new retelling of the Osama Bin Laden raid 02:21 Story highlights Bergen: The Times tries to defend piece offering an unsupported account of Osama […]

The Republicans’ Muslim ‘problem’ By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst   Updated 2:25 PM ET, Mon September 21, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Story highlights Despite America’s long history of religious tolerance, two of leading GOP candidates stigmatize Muslims Bergen: Candidates are appealing to a minority who believe in conspiracy theories Peter Bergen is […]

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