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.