Journal Article, International Security, issue 1, volume 31
Al-Qaida may be at the forefront of the U.S. foreign policy agenda today, but it cannot remain there forever. To speed al-Qaida's demise, the United States should look to the experiences of past terrorist organizations, a step it has been too slow in taking. In hewing to an ahistorical approach to defeat al-Qaida, the United States is following nothing less than a recipe for disaster.
Journal Article, International Security, issue 3, volume 27
Audrey Kurth Cronin traces the current terrorist backlash to the unintended negative consequences of globalization, “inherent weaknesses” in the Arab region, and the failure of the United States to address both.