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The Death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

August 2, 2022

Episode Notes:

On Monday, August 1, the Biden administration announced that a U.S. drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the now-dead leader of al-Qaeda. To discuss the killing and what it means for al-Qaeda and U.S. national security, Aaron spoke with Dr. Craig Whiteside, an associate professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.


[ 0:18 ] A surprise drone strike in Kabul

[ 1:26 ] The impact on al-Qaeda

[ 2:57 ] The al-Qaeda presence in Afghanistan

[ 4:25 ] Impact on Islamic State

[ 6:58 ] Who is next in line?

[ 9:04 ] Original al-Qaeda in Iran

[ 9:55 ] The future of al-Qaeda

[ 13:13 ] The Doha agreement

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