Security Weekly

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.

Libya's Terrorism Option

Fear of sanctions and retaliation has tempered Col. Gadhafi's use of terrorism in recent years, but that fear may evaporate if he believes he has nothing to lose.

Taming Chaos with a Personal Plan

Having a crisis plan in place gives even a person who is in shock or denial and unable to think clearly a framework to lean on and a path to follow.

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