Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seen as new primer

This detailed organization chart of the leadership of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) might be of interest as the one-year anniversary of Anwar al Awlaki’s death (September 30) approaches.

Compiled by Katherine Zimmerman of AEI's Critical Threats Project, this primer shows AQAP's leadership networks and provides a history of how the group and individuals are linked together.

Click here to see the full primer.

For more information about AEI's Critical Threats Project, visit www.criticalthreats.org

Katherine Zimmerman is an analyst and Gulf of Aden Team Lead for AEI's Critical Threats Project.  She can be reached at [email protected] or 202.828.6023. 

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Katherine
Zimmerman
  • Katherine Zimmerman is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the lead analyst on al Qaeda for AEI’s Critical Threats Project. Her work is focused on the al Qaeda network, particularly al Qaeda’s affiliates in the Gulf of Aden region, and other associated groups in western and northern Africa. She specializes in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen-based al Qaeda faction, and in al Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.


    Zimmerman has testified before Congress about the national security threats emanating from al Qaeda and its network and has briefed members of Congress, their staff, and members of the defense community. She has been published in outlets such as CNN.com, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.


    Zimmerman graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science and modern Middle East studies.


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  • Phone: 202.888.6576
    Email: katherine.zimmerman@aei.org

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