Analysis & Commentary


30th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Yemen Expands Southern Offensive Against AQAP

Oren Adaki

Reports in Arabic media outlets indicate that the Yemeni military is expanding its southern offensive against militants from al Qaeda in...

28th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Yemen Begins Southern Offensive Against AQAP

Oren Adaki

Yemeni media reported yesterday that the country's military is preparing for a new offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian...

26th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Review Board Recommends Indefinite Detainee at Guantanamo be Transferred

Thomas Joscelyn

A review board set up to evaluate the cases of the remaining detainees held at Guantanamo has recommended that one of them be transferred. The detainee, Ali...

22nd April 2014 - Quoted by Ariel Zirulnick, Christian Science Monitor

String of US Drone Strikes in Yemen Target Al Qaeda Affiliate

Bill Roggio

A series of drone strikes in Yemen in recent days have killed at least 40 alleged militants, highlighting the challenges facing the US and Yemen in directing a controversial...

21st April 2014 - Quoted by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

U.S. Drones and Yemeni Forces Kill Qaeda-Linked Fighters, Officials Say

Bill Roggio

American drones and Yemeni counterterrorism forces killed more than three dozen militants linked to Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen over the weekend in one of...

21st April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Targets AQAP Master Bomb Maker in 2 Strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's top bomb maker in one of two strikes that took place in Yemen over the past...

19th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 16 AQAP Fighters, 5 Civilians

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and five civilians in the first drone strike in Yemen in more than two weeks...

17th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda’s General Manager Threatens America in Video of Large Gathering

Thomas Joscelyn

A video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in late March has garnered renewed attention in the media. The video...

16th April 2014 - The Long War Journal

2 Australian Nationals Killed in Yemen in November Drone Strike

Oren Adaki, Bill Roggio

Media outlets in Australia and New Zealand today reported that two Australian nationals, including one who was a New Zealand citizen as...

16th April 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses a recent video by al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula which may indicate the organization's resurgence.

7th April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Iran Continues to Destabilize Yemen

Oren Adaki

Yemeni president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi last week called on Iran to stop fueling the two largest conflicts rocking his country: the northern...

3rd April 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

AQAP’s Shifting Tactics in Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Yesterday, al Qaeda militants staged a coordinated attack on a Yemeni military headquarters in the southern port city of Aden, detonating a bomb laden vehicle at...

1st April 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Hits AQAP Training Camp in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the first drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks.

31st March 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Welcomes Sana’a Prison Fugitives

Oren Adaki

Al Malahim, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media wing, released a new video over the weekend titled "The First Rain," which

23rd March 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Releases First Installment of ‘Journey of Jihad’ Video Series

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recently released the first part of a video series titled "Journey of Jihad" about the life of Sa'id

18th March 2014 - The Washington Times

Middle East Future Shock

Clifford D. May

Almost a hundred years ago, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the last in a succession of Islamic caliphates stretching back more than a millennium, transformed the...

17th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Releases 12th Issue of Inspire Magazine

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released the 12th issue of Inspire magazine. The Long War Journal has

17th March 2014 - Cited by Joshua Keating, Slate

The New Center of Obama’s Drone War

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Last month I noted that we’re in the midst of the longest pause in drone strikes in Pakistan since the beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. The pause corresponds...

12th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill Local AQAP Commander and Bodyguard

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The US killed a local al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in the fourth recorded strike in Yemen so far this month.

12th March 2014 - The Long War Journal

Saudi Arabia Accuses 8 of Aiding and Financing al Qaeda

Oren Adaki

The Specialized Criminal Court on State Security and Terrorism in Riyadh charged eight defendants today with providing weaponry and financial

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