Is al-Qaeda on the run or on the march?  This question has overshadowed the discourse on terrorism and counterterrorism since the war on terrorism began eight years ago.  Last year, it crystallized in a pointed debate over whether the most salient terrorist threat we face is primarily “bottom-up”——that is, from self-selected, self-radicalized “bunches of guys” loosely grouped in entirely independent cells——or if it continues to be posed from the “top down”——by existing, identifiable terrorist organizations actively exploiting the radicalization process for new recruits to whom training, guidance, and direction is then provided.

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A Twitter user claiming to be a Kenyan jihadist in Somalia continued providing commentary and analysis of the siege at the Westgate mall in Nairobi,
Members of English-language jihadist forums expressed their enthusiasm for the Shabaab al-Mujahideen's attack against the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya
An audio attributed to Japanese hostage Kenji Goto Jogo stated that the Jordanians must present Sajida al-Rishawi at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset,
The Islamic State (IS) announced that its spokesman, Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, was killed while "surveying the military operations" in Aleppo, Syria,
British captive John Cantlie appeared in a video from the Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency, mocking U.S. airstrikes on IS media kiosks in
The Islamic State (IS)-linked 'Amaq News Agency denied the claim from the U.S. Defense Department that top IS official Omar al-Shishani was killed as
Al-Ribat Media Foundation, the media arm of the al-Murabitoon division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), released screen captures an upcoming
Simply titling it “Just Terror,” the Islamic State (IS) released the twelfth issue of its English magazine, “Dabiq,” on November