Sep 30 2011

GWOT weekly round-up (September 30)


Danger Room’s roundup of coverage related to the reported death of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen

Jason Burke argues that al-Awlaki’s death is a significant victory, but not a death blow for Al-Qaeda.

The American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Blog rounds up the latest developments in the on-going political crisis in Yemen.

Harry’s Place attacks al-Awlaki’s apologists.

Saudi Arabia

Crossroads Arabia rounds-up the reaction to the declaration that Saudi women will be allowed to vote in elections (in four years’ time).

In an editorial, The New Republic argues that Saudi Women still remain second-class citizens.


Jennifer Dyer discusses the ongoing dispute between Cyprus and Turkey over oil and gas.

Daniel Pipes argues that Turkey is rapidly becoming a threat to the US and EU.

Turkey hardens its policy toward Syria, while Damascus has already imposed restrictions on most imports.


John McCreary of KGS agrees with a pessimistic United Nations assessment of the security situation in Afghanistan.

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Adam Brown is editorial manager for the War on Terror blog series at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a BA in International Relations and a MSc in Human Rights with a focus on cyber security and rights.
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