Over the past eight years, al-Qaeda’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed. Drones, uprisings, and a challenge from the Islamic State have forced the core al-Qaeda organization—historically based in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region—and its various branches to adapt and migrate outward.

In this new Policy Focus, Washington Institute fellow Aaron Y. Zelin compiles case studies demonstrating how each part of al-Qaeda’s network has evolved and survived the various challenges it has faced roughly since the Obama administration took office. Written by eminent scholars, practitioners, and government officials from the United States and abroad, the chapters are informed by a recent workshop in which the participants gave candid, off-the-record assessments of numerous key issues, including al-Qaeda’s current strategic outlook, a close examination of its branch in Syria, its branches outside of Syria (AQAP, AQIM, al-Shabab, and AQIS), and its current financial situation.

Contributors include: myself, Bruce Hoffman, Charles Lister, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Samuel Heller, Katherine Zimmerman, Andrew Lebovich, Christopher Anzalone, Don Rassler, Hans-Jakob Schindler, Katherine Bauer, and Matthew Levitt.

Click here to read the full publication (124 pages).

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Click the following link for a safe PDF copy:Zakarīā’ Būghrārah — “The Full Story of the Islamic Emirate of Azawad, Part 2″

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Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Zakarīā’ Būghrārah — “The Full Story of the Islamic Emirate of Azawad, Part 1”

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UPDATE 8/17/14 5:33 PM: Here is an Arabic transcription of the below video message:

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Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: Abū al-Faḍl Iyād Ghālī — “Statement To the Islamic Ummah” (Ar)

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Source: http://justpaste.it/fursan-t-byaan

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Source: https://twitter.com/Andalus_AQMI/status/496839455664513024

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Click the following link for a safe PDF copy: al-Qā’idah in the Islamic Maghrib — “General Guidance For the Project of the Islamic Jihād in Azawad”

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Source: https://alfidaa.info/vb/showthread.php?t=96118

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