January 5, 2014
The Continuing Evolution of al-Qaeda 3.0
Bruce Riedel, Al Monitor
The Associated Press
Al-Qaeda the organization(s) and al-Qaedism the idea are thriving across the Arab world like never before due to the failure of the Arab Awakening to create competent reformist governments. The counter-revolution keeping old autocrats in power or putting new ones into power is already creating the next generation of al-Qaeda converts.