What’s at stake in war against girls’ kidnappers? By Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall updated 2:38 PM EDT, Tue May 6, 2014 A woman attends a demonstration Tuesday, May 6, that called for the Nigerian government to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month in Chibok, Nigeria. The girls were taken by […]

Obama’s high-stakes drone war in Yemen By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 1:08 PM EDT, Mon April 21, 2014 Second deadly air strike in Yemen STORY HIGHLIGHTS Suspected U.S. drone strikes hit two different locations in Yemen Peter Bergen says strikes are part of an aggressive war by U.S. against militants Estimates are that […]

U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 5:29 PM EDT, Tue April 15, 2014 Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old Missouri man with a long history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric, is seen in a police car Sunday, April 13. He is suspected of fatally shooting three people: a boy and his […]

The man who inspired the Boston bombings By Peter Bergen and David Sterman updated 10:16 AM EDT, Fri April 11, 2014 Police say the dead suspect,Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is the man the FBI identified as Suspect 1. He was killed during the shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts, early April 19. He is pictured here at the 2010 New […]

Four things we learned about the Boston bombing By Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland updated 9:38 AM EDT, Tue April 8, 2014 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, identified as Suspect 2, was captured in a Boston suburb on April 19 after a manhunt that shut down the city. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Authors: Much of what we thought we knew […]

11 things to know about world’s biggest election By Peter Bergen and Ana Swanson updated 12:08 PM EDT, Mon April 7, 2014 An Indian supporter Narendra Modi holds up masks of the prime ministerial candidate at an election rally. STORY HIGHLIGHTS World’s largest election has begun in India; lower house and next prime minister are […]

  Get the government out of your phone records By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 5:01 PM EDT, Tue March 25, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS President Barack Obama is proposing to end NSA bulk collection of phone records It would require a court order to obtain phone records of individual Americans Peter Bergen: Government […]

What if the Afghan elections actually work? By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 8:37 AM EDT, Wed April 2, 2014 Meet Afghanistan’s next great hope for peace STORY HIGHLIGHTS Americans are dubious about the Afghanistan war, questioning what it achieved Peter Bergen says attention should be paid to the robust election campaign Candidates […]

Why the Saudis unfriended the U.S. By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst updated 7:18 PM EDT, Fri March 28, 2014 Allies at odds: U.S., Saudi leaders meet STORY HIGHLIGHTS U.S. has had alliance with Saudi Arabia since 1945; Obama met King Abudullah Friday Peter Bergen says the relationship is now at its lowest point […]

Plane takeovers a dangerous reality By Peter Bergen and Judd Smith updated 10:35 PM EDT, Sun March 16, 2014 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Peter Bergen: Emerging consensus suggests Malaysian airliner changed course Bergen: This suggests there was a human intervention, rather than a mechanical failure He says it’s likely a person or persons with non-political motives commandeered […]