About the lecture: With the death of Osama bin Laden, the world at large wrote off al-Qaeda as a greatly reduced threat. However, with the immediacy of the threat from the Islamic State holding the forefront of global attention, al-Qaeda has had the chance to regroup in the shadows. This talk presents an overview of al-Qaeda branches Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and what their development means for U.S. national security.
This lecture is part of the IWP Student Speaker Series.
Audrey Hickenlooper is a Master’s Degree candidate at the Institute of World Politics in her final year of an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies. She holds an B.A. in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam and the Middle East and has a passion for counterterrorism work.
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