By: Bruce Riedel, Contributor for Al-Monitor Al-Monitor Saudi Arabia's campaign to build a broad Sunni alliance to contain Iran has apparently suffered at least a setback from Pakistan. Islamabad has opted, at least for now, to avoid becoming ... US News & World Report, 2 months ago
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By: Bruce Riedel, Columnist for Al-Monitor Al-Monitor Ayman al-Zawahri, the emir of al-Qaeda since 2011, has not spoken publicly since September. This is his longest absence from the public stage since the fall of Kabul in 2001. It is likely he ...Gnom.es, 1 week ago Why Saudi Arabia's Yemen war is not producing victory AlMonitor, 1 day ago Where is al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri? Brookings Institution, 6 days ago Saudi palace intrigue sparks speculation AlMonitor, 3 weeks ago
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If there is a name Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has heard once too often, it is that of Bruce Riedel. Riedel retired from the CIA in 2006. His wife still works there. (The CIA, like sub-continental politics and the US presidency, is a family ...Dhaka Tribune, 2 weeks ago
People stand by part of a Saudi fighter jet found in Bani Harith district north of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, May 24, 2015. Local media said Houthi rebels brought down a Saudi F-16 fighter jet north of Sanaa early on Sunday. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled ...AlMonitor, 2 hours ago
The new bin Laden documents prove the al Qaeda chief stayed engaged in international terrorism —and wasn't under house arrest
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Qassem Suleimani is commander of the powerful Quds Force fighting ISIS Responsible for leading Shi'ite resistance against possible Baghdad siege Enjoys near-mythical status at home due to his influence in the Middle East Previously gloated to ...Social Dashboard, 4 days ago The feared Iranian general who supports Assad and Hamas and is hated by America who could be Iraq's only hope of saving Baghdad from ISIS Capital Bay, 5 days ago
Riyadh has accepted that there is little it can do about stopping a nuclear deal, but it's gearing up to push back more forcefully against its arch-nemesis, as Tehran boasts of a new Persian empire with influence over four capitals: Beirut, Baghdad, ...BBC, 6 days ago
If the Texas shooting was meant to be Islamic State's (IS's) big US moment, then it deflated like a sad balloon. Known for its ruthless efficiency, IS, for reasons unknown, entrusted its first US hit to rank amateurs. The newly minted mujahideen, ...Daily Times, 6 days ago
By Caitlin Dickson Before Saturday, most Americans had never heard of Abu Sayyaf. But according to the Department of Defense, the senior Islamic State leader wielded the kind of power worthy of sending U.S. Special Operations forces into eastern ...Gnom.es, 1 week ago What we know about Abu Sayyaf, the Islamic State leader killed by U.S. forces Yahoo! News, 1 week ago
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