Archivos de Categoría: Al Qaeda

What Northern Ireland Teaches Us about Today’s War on Terror

GlobalPost, 15.07.2015
Corinne Purtill, corresponsal senior en el Reino Unido
It was the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on London's transport system, and the memorial in Hyde Park was awash in flowers. Fifty-two metal plinths — one for each person killed on London Tube trains and buses on July 7, 2005 — rose against the sunny summer sky....
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A Solution for Syria

OpenDemocracy, 16.07.2015
Bassma Kodmani, director ejecutivo de Arab Reform Initiative
Syria is central to the security and future of the Middle East, but conditions for a resolution of the Syrian conflict through a political solution do not exist. An excerpt from a NOREF expert analysis. Creating the conditions for a political solution Syria is known to Arabs as the heart...
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The Taliban

Resumen ejecutivo
CFR "InfoGuide" Presentation, 22.01.2015
  • The Taliban has outlasted the world’s most potent military forces and its two main factions now challenge the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
  • As U.S. troops draw down, the next phase of conflict will have consequences that extend far beyond the region.
The Taliban was toppled in Afghanistan in 2001 for harboring al-Qaeda,...
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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

CFR Backgrounders, 16.06.2015
Introduction The militant Islamist group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was formed in January 2009 through a union of the Saudi and Yemeni branches of al-Qaeda. Jihadist antecedents in the region date to the early 1990s, when thousands of mujahadeen returned to Yemen after fighting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan. Analysts rate the Yemen-based...
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El ‘califato del terror’ cumple un año

El Confidencial, 28.06.2015
Daniel Iriarte, corresponsal en Estambul
El Estado Islámico cumple un año mañana, tiempo suficiente para entender cuáles son sus objetivos, cuáles sus puntos débiles y para preparar una estrategia de choque Fanáticos. Genios de la propaganda. Terroristas peligrosos. Administradores eficientes. Asesinos crueles. Insurgentes de probada capacidad militar. El Estado Islámico es un fenómeno con tantas dimensiones que...
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Who Lost Iraq?

Entrevista a funcionarios y académicos estadounidenses
Politico Magazine, julio/agosto 2015
Michael Crowley
Did George W. Bush create the Islamic State? Did Barack Obama? We asked the insiders to tell us who’s to blame. For a brief, happy—and misguided—moment, most Americans stopped thinking about Iraq. After withdrawing the last U.S. troops in 2011, President Barack Obama declared the country “sovereign,...
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The Jihadist Trap of Here and Now

Security Weekly, 25.06.2015
Scott Stewart
In recent weeks, I have found myself spending a lot of time thinking about the jihadist strategy of al Qaeda and how it compares to that of the Islamic State. Earlier this month, I wrote about the possibility that the al Qaeda brand of jihadism could outlast that of the Islamic State. Last...
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A Net Assessment on the Middle East

Geopolitical Weekly, 09.06.2015
George Friedman, fundador y presidente Stratfor Global Intelligence
The term "Middle East" has become enormously elastic. The name originated with the British Foreign Office in the 19th century. The British divided the region into the Near East, the area closest to the United Kingdom and most of North Africa; the Far East, which was...
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The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

The New York Times,06.06.2015
Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor y John    Ismay
The unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden has been converted into a global manhunting machine with limited outside oversight. They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan,...
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