al qaeda

CPD Director Philip Seib was quoted on the need to reframe how the world views Al Qaeda in a Zero Hora article.

CPD Director Philip Seib was quoted in an Oct. 17 AFP article titled, "Al-Qaeda reaches out armed with English, Internet."

Anniversaries of tragedies offer an occasion to reflect as well as to mourn, and the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks should lead us to think on our triumphs and shortfalls in the struggle against al Qaeda during this period.

One of the mysteries of our day is that American hard power has been so ineffective for so many years in apprehending Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri), leaving the group free to use public diplomacy to speak to Muslim publics — especially to a Pakistani nation that distrusts the United States.

January 17, 2006