Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Timeline

Feb 07 2017

In Yemen, a Ready-Made Quagmire Awaits

If the United States is looking for a quick way to demonstrate its strength against Iran, it is unlikely to find one in Yemen.
Nov 03 2016

Al Qaeda Quietly Maintains Its Relevance

As military action chips away at the Islamic State's core, its Islamist rivals wait patiently for opportunity.
Jun 30 2016

Assessing the Jihadist Threat in Egypt: Mainland Egypt

Security crackdowns and jihadist splits have dampened, but not stopped, militant groups.
Jun 30 2016

Living With the Islamic State

The loss of Fallujah shows that the group's utopian ideology falls flat in practice.
Jun 27 2016

Yemen: 3 Bombings Kill At Least 18 In Mukalla

Three coordinated bombings killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens of others in the southern Yemeni port city of Mukalla on June 27, security and medical sources said, Reuters reported.
May 23 2016

A New Jihadist Generation Threatens Saudi Arabia

Islamic State fighters returning from Iraq and Syria give the Saudis ample cause to worry.
May 20 2016

The Next Phase of the Jihadist Threat in Saudi Arabia

Islamic State fighters returning from Iraq and Syria are just one of the Saudis' worries.
Apr 24 2016

Yemen: Coalition Forces Capture Mukalla From Al Qaeda

Yemeni and Emirati soldiers seized Yemen's seaport of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters on April 24, officials said, Reuters reported.
Apr 24 2016

Yemen: Airstrikes Hit Al Qaeda Militants In Mukalla

Warplanes pounded the al Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla, Yemen, on April 24 and killed 30 militants, residents said, Reuters reported.
Apr 23 2016

A Long Road Ahead for Yemeni Peace Talks

Even if a deal is struck, a rising jihadist presence will continue to threaten the country's stability.
Apr 21 2016

Does Heightened Security Really Matter After Terrorists Strike?

A study showing that attacks have not clustered in the West has led some observers to reach a dangerous conclusion.
Apr 03 2016

Yemen: Aircraft Strike Al Qaeda Camp Near Mukalla

Warplanes attacked an al Qaeda camp in southern Yemen on April 3, killing and wounding a number of militants, a local official said, Reuters reported.

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.

Key Analysis
Editor's Choice

Sign up for the Stratfor newsletter

The best of Stratfor three times per week.

You'll also receive occastional updates and special offers for Stratfor products and services.