al Qaeda’s Global Attack Campaign

In light of threats of attacks in the US homeland on 7 November, this article from the Institute for the Study of War is a good reminder that al Qaeda remains a global threat. Al Qaeda's Global … [Read more...]

Key Points: House Homeland Security Committee Terror Threat Snapshot

The August 2016 edition of the House Homeland Security Committee Terrorism Threat Snapshot has been released and includes the following Key Points: 1. Islamist terrorists will continue to pose a … [Read more...]

Stratfor: Panic Makes for Poor Counterterrorism

Scott Stewart of Stratfor has authored an outstanding assessment of the current terrorist threat to the US as well as commentary on some of the reaction here that CCI recommends as "must" … [Read more...]

Norwegian Court Rules Aid Agency Negligent in Dadaab Kidnap Case

"In a case with far-reaching implications for security in the aid industry, a court in Oslo has found the Norwegian Refugee Council guilty of gross negligence in its handling of the kidnapping of … [Read more...]

Bergen Profiles New Jihadists

Peter Bergen, CNN's National Security Analyst and a respected terrorism researcher and author, offers demographic and profile information on the newest class of jihadists. His article "How ISIS … [Read more...]


The Centers for Disease Control and Education are exhibitors at this week’s International Conference on Missions (ICOM) in Columbus, Ohio. The CDC told CCI that they are intentionally reaching out to … [Read more...]

AQAP publishes updated bomb tutorial and target list

INSITE ON TERRORISM (August 18, 2014): On August 16, 2014, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an English-language publication calling for lone wolf jihadi attacks, targeting American, … [Read more...]

Reuters: Attacks on aid workers hit worst levels on record

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) August 19, 2014 - The number of attacks on aid workers soared last year to the highest level on record, with Afghanistan the most dangerous country to be a … [Read more...]


This six chapter report offers the clearest and best-supported account of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consular office and CIA annex in Benghazi that CCI has seen. We highly recommend … [Read more...]

al Qaeda on the rebound, experts say – CNN

(CNN) December 28, 2013 -- Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq … [Read more...]