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Over the last ten, there have been tremendous accomplishments in the battle against terrorism. On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy SEALs in Pakistan. Elsewhere, the Arab Spring has toppled the tyrannical regimes responsible for inspiring much of the terrorism of the last two decades.

However, despite these accomplishments their consequences remain uncertain. While progress is welcome to see, it is also uneven. Further, many aspects of the fight against terrorism remain serious challenges to U.S. policymakers, which requires continued thinking about how to address and counter them.

ASP’s annual report, “Are We Winning?” has tracked ten metrics in the global war on terror since 2007. It is meant to provide empirical data as the foundation of reasoned discussion and principled debate. The metrics are designed to be both reproducible and objective.

ASP has also published reports on other aspect of the struggle against terrorism, from domestic radicalization to the prospects of terrorist activity in the Arabian Peninsula.

ASP Asymmetric Operations Main Page


Are We Winning ASP Mini-Site


“Are We Winning?” 2010 Shows Problematic Developments in the Struggle Against al Qaeda and Associated Movements

Al Qaeda Entrenchment In Yemen Is Not A Forgone Conclusion

Homegrown Terrorist Threat A Serious Challenge, According To New Report

ASP Releases Report on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Ordinary Measures, Extraordinary Results: An Assessment of Foiled Plots Since 9/11

ASP Releases Update to “Are We Winning?” Report

Are We Winning? (2009)

Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the War on Terror: An Interim Update

Restoring the Rule of Law to American National Security and Foreign Policy

Beyond Domestic Law: Creating an International Legal Regime to Defeat Violent Jihadists

Reclaiming the Legal High Ground: Suggestions for the Incoming Administration

Are We Winning? (2008)

Are We Winning? An Interim Report

One Team, One Fight

Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against Violent Jihadism (2007)

What Americans Believe About National Security and Foreign Policy

The Causes of Violent Jihadism

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