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A man wearing a T-shirt with an image of Zakir Rashid Bhat in India's Kashmir region

Al-Qaeda is stronger today than it was on 9/11


Bin Laden’s extremist group had fewer than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it’s a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

A TSA agent wears a black ribbon over his badge during a memorial service for a slain colleague.

How the fight against terrorism has transformed America since 9/11


Zero Dark Thirty, out this weekend, ‘remarkably accurate’ yet still controversial

Arts, Culture & Media

Elkader: An Iowa town named after an Algerian, Muslim jihadist

Lifestyle & Belief

Disbelief and anger over Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan

Anti-terrorism strategy under Obama

Global Politics

Barack Obama will have to decide whether to continue President Bush’s policy of crossing borders to go after Al Qaeda.

Navigating the New Normal: Young American Muslims Coming of Age Post 9/11

Lifestyle & Belief

For some young Muslim-Americans who’ve come of age in a post-9/11 America, the week since the Boston Marathon bombings has been a reminder of the tense climate for Muslims in the US after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Actor Explains How He Portrayed Bin Laden in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Osama bin Laden first appeared on the FBI Most Wanted list in 1999. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, every American knew his name, and he represented America’s ultimate villain, and the America’s number one target. Today, the threat seems more amorphous. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained in her testimony before […]

Don’t Mention It: Patriot Act

Ahead of the 2008 election, the Patriot Act was a major campaign issue. “I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom,” then-Senator Obama said in 2007. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens, […]

‘Manhunt’ Examines the Decade-Long Search for Bin Laden

Just over 15 years ago, a young producer accompanied CNN reporter Peter Arnett to an isolated mud hut in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.  The man they found there became the most notorious terrorist of all time. Osama bin Laden wasn’t particularly well known in 1997, but he certainly made headlines when he declared jihad on […]