Daniel Byman

Daniel Byman is a professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and the research director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Foreigners
June 13 2014 11:06 AMThe State of TerrorWe think of terrorist outfits like ISIS as nonstate actors. But what happens when terrorists carve themselves a state?
Foreigners
Sept. 1 2011 7:16 AMThe Future of Al-QaidaA look at where al-Qaida is headed over the next 10 years.
Politics
May 12 2011 1:05 PMZawahiri's Big ChallengeCan Bin Laden's longtime No. 2 hold al-Qaida together?
Foreigners
May 2 2011 10:49 AMAl-Qaida After OsamaThe threat remains, but the organization is splintered, and its surviving leaders lack Bin Laden's charisma.
Foreigners
March 22 2011 5:23 PMWhat's Next for Yemen?President Saleh is probably on his way out. His successor will inherit instability and conflict.
Foreigners
Feb. 23 2011 5:57 PMThings Could Get a Lot Worse in LibyaMuammar Qaddafi has done a remarkably effective job of sabotaging his country's future.
Foreigners
Feb. 4 2011 3:32 PMHow Egypt Looks From Osama Bin Laden's CaveThe Egyptian uprising brings both risks and opportunities for al-Qaida.
Foreigners
Jan. 5 2010 3:30 PMOur Two-Faced Friends in SanaaThe Yemeni government opposes al-Qaida jihadists, except when it's using them for its own ends.
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Nov. 5 2008 7:00 AMThe Surprising Absence of an October SurpriseHow did we get through the election without an al-Qaida attack?
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Aug. 11 2008 6:52 AMFrom Obscurity to Infamy
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Oct. 9 2007 7:43 AMBashar the GamblerWhy is Syria taking so many strategic and political risks?
War Stories
March 15 2007 2:27 PMConfession as PropagandaKhalid Sheikh Mohammed displays his PR skills.
Foreigners
July 19 2006 11:46 AMStrange BedfellowsWhat's behind the enduring alliance between Syria and Iran?
The Best Policy
Oct. 29 2004 1:23 PMWhy We Can't Help Margaret HassanNo matter how tempting, governments shouldn't negotiate with hostage-takers.
Foreigners
Sept. 1 2011 7:14 AMThe History of Al-QaidaA look at what al-Qaida has been up to since 9/11.
Foreigners
Aug. 11 2011 4:42 PMHave the Arab Uprisings Made Israel Less Secure?Only if Israel's leaders fail to make some key adjustments.
Foreigners
May 4 2011 1:33 PMThe Debacle That Didn't HappenSo many things could have gone wrong in the raid on Bin Laden's compound.
Foreigners
March 31 2011 7:05 AMLibya's Rebels: Approach With CautionWhat comes after the air war?
Foreigners
Feb. 25 2011 4:02 PMLibya's al-Qaida ProblemWhy Muammar Qaddafi hates Osama Bin Laden.
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Feb. 21 2011 2:54 PMThe End of Qaddafi?Libya could be headed for swift regime change—or for protracted civil war.
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May 5 2010 5:43 PMComing to AmericaWe're likely to see more attacks on U.S. soil by al-Qaida affiliates.
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June 18 2009 12:50 PMIs Iran Ripe for Revolution?Possibly. But Mir Hossein Mousavi is no Mikhail Gorbachev.
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Aug. 12 2008 7:08 AMIs the Movement Destined To Fail?
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Nov. 15 2007 4:28 PMThe Next Phase of the Iraq WarWhy we must welcome thousands of Iraqi refugees to the United States.
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Sept. 11 2007 7:20 AMHomeland InsecuritiesSix years after 9/11, we're still not thinking strategically.
Foreigners
July 26 2006 12:22 PMProxy PowerUnderstanding Iran's use of terrorism.
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June 8 2006 1:32 PMWho's on Deck?What Zarqawi's death means for the insurgency.
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Aug. 2 2004 4:25 PMSafer Than You ThinkThe security we've enjoyed since Sept. 11 isn't just a matter of dumb luck.

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