Al-Qaida’s future: How likely is another attack?
“Ayman Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaida after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, inherits an organization beset on many fronts. He and his fellow al-Qaida leaders must fear meeting Bin Laden’s fate. Even worse, al-Qaida is excoriated in Islamist circles for its excesses, and risks irrelevance as the Arab Spring unfolds. Yet al-Qaida is also the most famous terrorist group in the world, and its affiliates remain strong. What are its prospects for the future?”