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Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton wrote an article in Stratfor reflecting on his work with the State Department in the wake of the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Centre. We are pleased to have permission to repost this article on the CDA Institute Blog: The Forum. On Feb. 26, 1993, a massive explosion rocked the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. Terrified schoolchildren were…
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CDA Institute guest contributor Bapineedu Bikkani, a researcher at the US Naval War College, analyzes the threat posed by Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. In September 2014, Al-​Qaeda leader Ayman al-​Zawahir released a video declaring the formation of another branch of the group, commonly referred to as Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), to be led by veteran Indian-​born Al Qaeda propagandist, Asim Umar. Zawahiri announced that this branch…
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CDA Institute Analyst Lindsay Coombs examines Canada’s response to both Al Qaeda and ISIS. Since the summer of 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-​Sham (ISIS) has become a primary focal point of international attention and political debate. News headlines, posts on social media, and scholarly articles depicting the brutality of this group are almost commonplace. At present, ISIS is famous for its slick, Hollywood style productions which display the…
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The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on security and defence related issues from the past week. Also look for additional material in our Security & Defence Briefings. ANNOUNCEMENTS Nominations are invited for the 2015 CDA Institute Vimy Award (Silver Anniversary). See the Call for Nominations Presentation abstracts are now being accepted for the CDA Institute’s 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium. See our Call for Papers. Check out Dispatch # 017 by Cybèle Wilson,…
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CDA Institute guest contributor Bapineedu Bikkani, a researcher at the US Naval War College, comments on the recent death of Nasser Al-​Wuhayshi, head of Al-​Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. As the Saudi-​led coalition struck various Houthi rebel targets throughout Yemen, even as the internationally recognized Yemeni President Mansour Hadi fled the country, one of the biggest fears for the US was that the chaos would allow Al-Qaeda’s most dangerous cell, Al-​Qaeda in the…
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