Anwar al-Awlaki

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Foreign Policy Essay

The Islamic State’s Married Ideology: Something Borrowed, Something New

Editor’s Note: The Islamic State and al-Qaeda are often, correctly, portrayed as bitter rivals: They compete for recruits and money, and in Syria their forces have repeatedly turned their guns on each other. Yet the line is blurrier when it comes to international terrorism. Prachi Vyas of GWU's Program on Extremism examines an array of American jihadists and describes how many Islamic State enthusiasts are inspired by al-Qaeda ideologues.


Book Reviews

How Anwar al-Awlaki Came to Be Targeted With an Armed Drone

Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone

By Scott Shane

Published by Tim Duggan Books (2015)

Nearly three years ago, testifying before a congressional hearing, I observed that “the [Anwar] Al-Awlaki case will be someday the subject of a truly wonderful book. It’s a very complicated and interesting history.”

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