Dina Temple-Raston

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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


ISIS Brings Business Acumen To Violent Jihad

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.


How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.

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U.S. Moves To Lock Up ISIS's Abundant War Chest

Friday, June 20, 2014

President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.


Behind ISIS, A Masked Man Known More By Brutality Than By Name

Monday, June 16, 2014

The man who is leading the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in its offensive across Iraq is a mysterious figure. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but no one seems to agree on...


Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Bowe Bergdahl exchange video released by the Taliban is the latest propaganda coup for jihadis on social media. Social media benefits jihadi groups because it is all about immedia...


Former Taliban Ministers Leave Guantanamo, Trailed By Questions

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A debate has arisen recently over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists to win his release, or was this the kind of commonplace prisoner swap that ...


The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Friday, April 25, 2014

Yousef al-Khattab was born Jewish but became a Muslim and put extremist propaganda on the Web. On the eve of sentencing for terrorism charges, he tells NPR his actions were "stupid" and "wrong."

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What You Need To Know About Al-Qaeda Today

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

With this week's terror alerts bringing al-Qaeda back into the spotlight, Dina Temple-Raston, NPR Counterterrorism and National Security correspondent, discusses the state of the organization, and why Yemen continues to be a hotspot.

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