In the current issue of Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly
Volume XIV, Nr. 1
Resilient Terror: Al Qaeda and Other Islamist Terrorist Groups on the Rebound
A few years ago the US government and some outside observers were declaring victory
was in sight, as Al Qaeda’s top leadership and mid-level leadership was significantly
reduced through a combination of drone-strikes and special operations. Today, that
assessment has changed. Despite the death of Osama bin Laden, Islamist terrorism
appears to be on the rebound, spreading to more regions and spawning ever more groups.
While core Al Qaeda may indeed remain physically damaged and its ability to launch
independent operations seems impeded, the many affiliate groups popping up more than
make up for this. Al Qaeda’s central concept and “brand” remain dynamic and dangerous.
Failed State or Security Partner: The Future of US-Mexican Relations
Relations between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico have
always been ambivalent at the best of times. This holds true today. On the one hand
Mexico is the United States single most important supplier of imported oil. On the
other hand human trafficking, illegal immigration, and drug and weapon smuggling
create significant tensions – on both sides of the border. Law enforcement agencies
and armed forces of both nations work closely together, both in training and in the
conduct of real-world counternarcotics operations.
Yet despite this partnership and support, some analysts in the United States despair
at the apparent inability to suppress the Mexican crime syndicates. More Information
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