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INVITE – Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda
June 05

INVITE – Al Qaeda 3.0: Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda

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Al Qaeda 3.0: Morocco – Egypt – Yemen
Three Responses to the Changing Nature of Al Qaeda and their implications of U.S. policy


June 5th 2014




1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor, West Tower

Al Qaeda is changing. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the threat from terrorism is morphing and adapting fast.  Three key countries have been faced with different facets of Al Qaeda, their franchise network and associated groups.
Join us to hear from three key experts about the different responses to this threat from Morocco, Egypt and Yemen – and what the implications will be for U.S. policy to the region and wider counterterrorism efforts.
Breakfast refreshments will be served prior to the event from 0800-0830.
(Early response is encouraged, as space is limited) 
Said Temsamani

Said Temsamani is a Senior Fellow, Meridian International Center, and previously the Senior Political Advisor US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco from 1992 to 2011.  He is a regular commentator on international politics on Al Jazeera TV, and his writing regularly appears on Middle East Online, Foxnews.com, Eurasia Review; Albany Tribune and others.

Zack Gold

Zack Gold is an accomplished researcher and writer on U.S. Middle East policy, specifically concerning threats to Egyptian and regional security from Sinai and Gaza. He is the author of recent analysis papers on Sinai terrorism and security cooperation for the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

Timothy Fairbank 

Tim Fairbank is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Development Transformations (DT), an organization focusing on development and governance programs in countries undergoing conflict, post-conflict, or political transition.  DT works in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Yemen.  Mr. Fairbank travels to Yemen regularly where he manages DT’s research, assessments, governance and civil society development programs, and support to Yemen’s political transition.

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The Strategic Effects of a Lethal Drones Policy
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 The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges. For more information, visit http://www.americansecurityproject.org.