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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About the Author

 

Katherine
Zimmerman
  • Katherine Zimmerman is a senior analyst and the al Qaeda and Associated Movements Team Lead for the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project. Her work has focused on al Qaeda’s affiliates in the Gulf of Aden region and associated movements in western and northern Africa. She specializes in the Yemen-based group, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, al Shabaab. Katherine has testified in front of Congress and briefed Members and congressional staff, as well as members of the defense community. She has written analyses of U.S. national security interests related to the threat from the al Qaeda network for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN Global Public Square, and the Huffington Post, among others. Katherine graduated with distinction from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science and Modern Middle East Studies.


     


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