Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Timeline

Aug 22 2014

Yemeni Rebels Maneuver the Government into Talks

Aug 14 2014

Examining the Elements of Terrorist Tradecraft

Aug 07 2014

Monitoring the Islamic State's 'Flood'

Jul 30 2014

Yemen's Conflict Zones

Jul 30 2014

Saudi Arabia's Religious Scholars Are a Double-Edged Sword

Jul 29 2014

In Yemen, a Rebel Advance Could Topple the Regime

Jul 24 2014

Examining the Terrorist Threat from America's Southern Border

Jul 03 2014

Latest Airline Threat Suggests Limited Capabilities

Jul 03 2014

The Organizational Hubris of the Islamic State

Jun 28 2014

Yemen: 5 Soldiers, 4 Militants Killed In Multiple Attacks

Jun 26 2014

The Difference Between Terrorism and Insurgency

Jun 14 2014

Yemen: Drone Strike Kills 3 Suspected Militants


With the Yemeni government struggling to maintain power in 2011, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was able to expand and seize portions of southern Yemen. The group is the most active jihadist franchise and has been the most successful in attempted attacks against the U.S. homeland. AQAP's growing ability to use ambushes, roadside improvised explosive devices and sticky bombs as well as its connections to the al Qaeda core indicate the group will likely continue to be a domestic and transnational threat.

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