Security Weekly

Corruption: Why Texas Is Not Mexico

In a borderland with many common traits, there are still huge differences between the cultural, economic and security environments north and south.

Al Qaeda's Leadership in Yemen

U.S.-born member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Anwar al-Awlaki is often portrayed in the media as the head of the franchise, which he clearly is not.

Bin Laden's Death and the Implications for Jihadism

The death of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden probably will have very little practical impact on the jihadist movement. The reaction of the Pakistani government and the Pakistani public to the raid will be more significant.

Islamist Militancy in a Pre- and Post-Saleh Yemen

The United States lacks the tribal relationships, historical presence and trust to deal effectively with a resurgent Yemeni old guard seeking vengeance amid growing chaos.

The Perceived Car Bomb Threat in Mexico

The placement of Jersey barriers in front of the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey is not meant to guard against small-arms fire or grenades.


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