Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden’s Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

Osama bin Laden, what's next for al Qaeda? ~ Brookings Institute

Osama bin Laden, what's next for al Qaeda? May 02, 2011 — The killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. special forces raid on his hideout in Pakistan is a devastating blow to al Qaeda. As any expert will tell you, one of bin Laden’s biggest successes is creating an organization that will survive him. Indeed, in the short-term sympathizers may conduct revenge attacks, while organization leaders may try to launch attacks to prove they remain in the fight. But that realization should not overshadow … [Read more...]

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