Rockefeller Terrorism Experts React
to Death of Osama bin Laden

Interview with Professors Karl Rethemeyer and Victor Asal Co-directors of the Project on Violent Conflict

Victor Asal
Victor Asal

R. Karl Rethemeyer
R. Karl Rethemeyer

terrorism map
Asal & Rethemeyer Terrorism Map (Click to Enlarge)

Q: How big a blow is the death of Osama bin Laden to al Qaeda?  To all terrorist organizations?

Q: What is the likely response to the killing of Osama bin Laden?

Q: Your research has led you to create a map of terrorist networks
How did you create it and what is its purpose?

Q: How many terrorist organizations exist and how do they interact?

Q: How do you expect the map will change now that Osama bin Laden is gone?

Q&A with Professor Kathleen Deloughery

Kathleen Deloughery


Q:  What effect will the death of Osama bin Laden have on the war against terrorism?

Q:  It has been 10 years since the attacks on 9/11. Was Osama bin Laden still considered an iconic leader by terrorists or has there been movement toward more independence on the part of various terrorist groups and less attention paid to centralized leadership?

Q:  Have the resources of al Qaeda been depleted in recent years, or does it still possess significant capacity to carry out terrorist attacks against the US and other major world powers?

Q:  With the US preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan in the near
future, what does the action against Osama bin Laden say about US
capability and willingness to carry out counterterrorism activity in that
region of the world?


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