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Al-Qaeda at Year's End 2007: What Do the Facts Say?
Michael Scheuer. Terrorism Focus, Jamestown Foundation, 19 December 2007.

The Return of al-Qaida: Current Developments in International Terrorism and Their Consequences for Europe
Guido Steinberg. German Institute for International and Security Affairs, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Jihad in North Africa
Andrew Black. Terrorism Focus, Jamestown Foundation, 27 November 2007.

Disowned by Mentor, Bin Laden Seeks New Pastures
Fawaz A. Gerges. Yale Global, 19 September 2007.

Al Qaeda: The Return of the Knights
Bruce Reidel. The Brookings Institution, 25 July 2007.

The Changing and Expanding al-Qaeda Threat
Michael Jacobson. Policy Watch #1263, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 25 July 2007.

Al Qaeda's Renewed Strength
Daniel Benjamin. The Diane Rehm Show, 17 July 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Al Qaeda Confusion: How to Think About Jihad
Michael Radu. Foreign Policy Research Institute, July 2007.

Al-Qa'ida as Raid-Base: Technique from the Past?
John W. Jandora. Small Wars Journal, May 2007 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda Strikes Back
Bruce Reidel. Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Who's Who in Al-Qaeda
BBC News, 27 April 2007.

From the Horse's Mouth: Unraveling Al-Qa'ida's Target Selection Calculus
Sammy Salama and David Wheeler. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 25 April 2007. Posted on the Policy Pointers website.

Confession as Propaganda: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Displays his Public Relations Skills
Daniel L. Byman. Slate.com, 15 March 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Is Osama Bin Laden the Martin Luther of Islam?
Daniel Benjamin. Slate.com, 24 January 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology
Christopher M. Blanchard. Congressional Research Service, updated 24 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda Five Years After the Fall of Kandahar
Bruce Riedel. Brookings Institution, 23 January 2007. Posted on the Policy Pointers website.

Al Qaeda: Propaganda and Media Strategy
Angela Gendron. Canadian Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Carleton University, 2007 (.pdf file).

Connecting the Dots: Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda Involvement in Terrorism Prior to 9/11
Praeger Security International, 30 November 2006.

Al-Qaida Regrouping, On the March
Pamela Hess. United Press International, 19 July 2006.

The Al Qaeda Clubhouse: Members Lacking
Ken Silverstein. Harper's Magazine, 05 July 2006.

Al-Qaeda, Still in Business
Peter Bergen. Washington Post, 02 July 2006.

The Myth of Al Qaeda
Michael Hirsh. Newsweek, 30 June 2006.

Al-Qaeda: The Many Faces of an Islamist Extremist Threat
Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda: A Continuing Threat
The Brookings Institution.

Al-Qaeda in Azerbaijan: Myths and Realities
Anar Valiyev. Terrorism Monitor. The Jamestown Foundation, 18 May 2006.

Al-Qaeda Faces an Ideological Crisis
Amr Hamzawy. The Daily Star, 06 May 2006. Posted on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website.

High-Tech Terror: Al-Qaeda's Use of New Technology
Jarret M. Brachman. The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Summer 2006 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda's Operational Corridor on the NWFP
Sohail Abdul Nasir. Terrorism Monitor. The Jamestown Foundation, 23 March 2006.

Al-Qaeda's Tactical Doctrine for the Long War
Michael Scheuer. Terrorism Focus. The Jamestown Foundation, 14 March 2006.

Al-Qaeda's Insurgency Doctrine: Aiming for a 'Long War'
Michael Scheuer. Terrorism Focus. The Jamestown Foundation, 28 February 2006.

The Evolving al-Qaeda Threat
James Phillips. Speech delivered to the Heritage Foundation, 16 February 2006 (.pdf file).

Combating al Qaeda and The Militant Islamic Threat
Bruce Hoffman. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, 16 February 2006 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda's Exit Strategy?
John Harrison. Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, 01 February 2006.

Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology
Christopher M. Blanchard. Congressional Research Service, 26 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda Messaging/Attacks Timeline
IntelCenter, 20 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Bajaur: Tribe and Custom Continue to Protect al-Qaeda
Akram Gizabi. The Jamestown Foundation, 18 January 2006.

Central Asia in Al-Qaeda's Vision of the Anti-American Jihad, 1979-2006
Michael Scheuer. China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, 2006 (.pdf file).

Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in al-Qa'ida from 1989-2006
Combating Terrorism Center, West Point, 2006.

New Security Realities and al-Qaeda's Changing Tactics: An Interview with Saad al-Faqih
Mahan Abedin. The Jamestown Foundation, 15 December 2005.

Letter From Jedda: Young Osama
Steve Coll. The New Yorker, 12 December 2005.

Al-Qaeda Warning Cycle Competition for CONUS
IntelCenter, 09 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda Goes Back to Base
Syed Saleem Shahzad. Asia Times, 04 November 2005.

The New Bolsheviks: Understanding Al Qaeda
Frederick W. Kagan. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, November 2005 (.pdf file).

Can al-Qaeda Endure Beyond bin Laden?
Michael Scheuer. Jamestown Foundation, 31 October 2005.

Letter From al-Zawahiri to al-Zarqawi
ODNI News Release, 11 October 2005. Posted on GlobalSecurity.org.

The Long Hunt for Osama
Peter Bergen. The Atlantic Monthly, October 2004.

Al-Qaeda's 'Bowing-Out' Strategy
Stephen Ulph. Terrorism Focus, 19 September 2005.

Al Qaeda: Statements and Evolving Ideology
Christopher M. Blanchard. CRS Report for Congress, 20 June 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

The Origins of al Qaeda's Ideology: Implications for US Strategy
Christopher Henzel. Parameters, Spring 2005 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda: Profile and Threat Assessment
Kenneth Katzman. CRS Report for Congress, 10 February 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda as Insurgency
Michael F. Morris. Joint Force Quarterly, 2005 (.pdf file).

The Terror Web
Lawrence Wright. New Yorker, 02 August 2004.

Iraq and Jihadist Terrorists: A Review Essay
James H. Joyner, Jr. Strategic Insights, July 2004. Center for Contemporary Conflict (.pdf file).

GlobalSecurity.org, 22 June 2004.

The Post-Madrid Face of Al Qaeda
Rohan Gunaratna. Washington Quarterly, Summer 2004 (.pdf file).

The Rise of bin Laden
Ahmed Rashid. New York Review of Books, 27 May 2004.

The Neglected Duty: Terrorism's Justification
Walid Phares and Robert G. Rabil. In the National Interest, 05 May 2004.

Al Qaeda's Creeping Reconquista
Steven Brooke. In the National Interest, 17 March 2004.

Al-Qaeda's Exaggerated Organizational Strength
Erich Marquardt. Power and Interest News Report, 2 September 2003.

Al Qaeda's 'Navy' - How Much of a Threat?
Colin Robinson. Center for Defense Information, 20 August 2003.

Symposium:   Diagnosing Al Qaeda
Jamie Glazov with Brian Jenkins, Bruce Hoffman, John Parachini, William Rosenau and Greg Treverton. Front Page Magazine, 18 August 2003. Posted on the Front Page Magazine web site.

The Protean Enemy
Jessica Stern. Foreign Affairs, July/August 2003.

Al Qaeda, trends in Terrorism and Future Potentialities:  an Assessment
Bruce Hoffman. RAND, 2003.

Al Qaeda after the Iraq Conflict
Audrey Kurth Cronin. Congressional Research Service, 23 May 2003.

Al-Qaeda:  Center of Gravity and Decisive Points
Lt. Col. Joseph P. Schweitzer. U.S. Army War College, 07 April 2003. Hosted by STINET database (.pdf file).

The Prospects for al Qaeda
Paul Rogers. Global Affairs Commentary. Foreign Policy in Focus, 24 January 2003.

Complexity Theory and Al-Qaeda:  Examining Complex Leadership
Russ Marion and Mary Uhl-Bien. Presented at "Managing the Complex IV":  A Conference on Complex Systems and the Management of Organizations, Fort Meyers, FL, December 2002 (.pdf file).

How al Qaeda Put Internet to Use
Andrew Higgins, et. al. Wall Street Journal, 11 November 2002. Posted on the MSNBC website.

Al Qaeda's Nuclear Program: Through the Window of Seized Documents
David Albright. Policy Forum Online, Special Forum #47. The Nautilus Institute, 6 November 2002.

Noise Pollution: Al Qaeda's Disinformation War
Eli J. Lake. The New Republic, 4 November 2002.

Al-Qaeda's Global Terror Franchise
Pepe Escobar. Asia Times, 30 October 2002. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Al Qaeda's Troops Have Adapted. Have Ours?
Robert Andrews. Washington Post, 22 September 2002.

The bin Ladens' Great Escape
Byron York. National Review Online, 11 September 2002.

Feeling Secure, U.S. Failed to Grasp bin Laden Threat
Patrick Tyler. New York Times, 8 September 2002. Posted on Mount Holyoke's Department of International Relations website.

Al Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology
Lee Harris. Policy Review, August & September 2002. Posted on the Hoover Institute website.

Al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia: The Case of the "Ngruki Network" in Indonesia
International Crisis Group, 8 August 2002. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Transnational Terrorism and the al-Qaeda Model: Confronting New Realities
Paul J. Smith. Parameters, Summer 2002.

Al Qaeda Training Manual
Office of the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 5 June 2002.

Debunk the Myth of Al Qaeda
Kimberly A. McCloud and Adam Dolnik. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2002.

Terrorism's CEO
Bruce Hoffman. The Atlantic Unbound, 9 January 2002.

Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad
David B. Edwards. University of California Press, 2002.

Countering al-Qaeda
Brian Michael Jenkins. RAND, 2002.

Terrorist Groups Profiles Index of Groups
Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2000. U.S. State Department, 2001. Posted on the Dudley Knox Library, Naval Graduate School website.

The September 11th Sourcebooks:  Vol. 6. The Hunt for Bin Laden. Background on the Role of Special Forces in US
Electronic Briefing Book No. 63. National Security Archive, 21 December 2001.

The Hunt for Bin Laden: Background on the Role of Special Forces in US Military Strategy
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 63, 21 December 2001.

The Global Reach of al-Qaeda
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 18 December 2001.

Usama bin Ladin and al-Qa'ida: Origins and Doctrines
Benjamin Orbach. Middle East Review of International Affairs, December 2001.

Al-Qaeda and the Global Reach of Terrorism
Hearing before the US House International Relations Committee, 3 October 2001.

Frontline: Hunting Bin Laden
Public Broadcasting System, September 2001.

Fred Halliday. Global Policy Forum, May 2001.

US Engagement with the Taliban on Usama bin Laden
US Department of State, 2001.

The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee
U.N. Security Council, 15 October 1999.

Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders
World Islamic Front Statement, 23 February 1998. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Al Qaeda Training Manual
U.S. Department of Justice. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

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