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Al Awlaki killing: Another Obama counter-terrorism success

The successful strike on Al Awlaki today is yet another success in Obama’s greatly expanded counter-terrorism offensive and his use of armed UAVs as the center of that campaign. The death of the American citizen cleric is notable, too, because … Continue reading >

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The United States vs Al Qaeda: Who’s winning?

The Power Problem: Part of a series of views on lessons learned in the exercise of American power in the decade since 9/11. By Stephen Walt Who won the war between the United States and Al Qaeda?  Which side is … Continue reading >

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9/11: Not just About Us

The Power Problem: Part of a series of views on lessons learned in the exercise of American power in the decade since 9/11. By Graham Allison Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs The 10th anniversary of the September … Continue reading >

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Can al-Qaeda pull off another large-scale attack in the US?

The Power Problem: Part of a series of views on lessons learned in the exercise of American power in the decade since 9/11. By Rolf Mowatt-Larssen Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Reflecting on the tenth anniversary … Continue reading >

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The power of the Shamal

Having wandered recently among the orange-red dunes of the Arabian desert, my mind is filled with analogies about shifting sands, blurred vision, and the stark clarity that can come when the winds settle down.  The winds on this peninsula and … Continue reading >

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