Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been implicated in several attacks in southern Yemen in recent months. The recent uptick in attacks indicates that the group still retains a high level of coordination and training, and could now be making a comeback.
A foiled ISIS assassination;
Sahel militancy surges;
Islamism and Bangladeshi cyberspace;
Pakistan's new government makes counterterrorism a priority;
The detainee threat persists
In early February, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced a major new defense initiative when, in an address to Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies, he laid out his administration’s plans for a “laser wall” to protect the country from rockets, missiles and UAVs.
We need to see Iran as the implacable adversary it is and then craft a broad strategic approach to it that makes sense.
Washington has long considered Tehran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, recognizing that Iran conducts its terrorist activities largely through the IRGC.