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Al Qaeda in 2017: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 5, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
The aftermath of a car bomb that detonated near the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, Jan. 2. Al Qaeda has survived against the odds, and in places such as Somalia could surge back to power if African Union troops withdraw.
The aftermath of a car bomb that detonated near the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu, Jan. 2. Al Qaeda has survived against the odds, and in places such as Somalia could surge back to power if African Union troops withdraw.
(MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

Survival is the primary goal of any organization pursuing a long war strategy, and al Qaeda has achieved this goal against heavy odds. Under the leadership of Ayman al Zawahiri the organization has shown itself to be crafty, resilient and opportunistic. ...

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