Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against al Qaeda and Related Groups
The 'war on terror' has morphed from an imprecise, but comprehensible, concept into little more than a cudgel to be wielded in American domestic political debates by both the left and the right. The term is without reference to logic or facts in order to gain political advantage. The result is a dizzying set of changing assessments that encourage skepticism and cynicism instead of consistency and clarity. Bernard Finel joins CSS to discuss ten criteria developed by the American Security Project to measure progress in the struggle against violent jihadism.