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  Bernard Haykel: Bin Laden is dead, but jihadism lives on

The Arab world may be experiencing a revolutionary “spring,” but al Qaeda’s brand of jihadism is far from over, Princeton professor Bernard Haykel says.


  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.


Photo: Terror in the terminal

A suicide bomber set off an explosion in Moscow’s busiest airport.


  Author Peter Bergen on the missteps in America’s ‘longest war’

Alison Stewart talks with author Peter Bergen about his latest book, which charts America’s prosecution of the ‘war on terror’ and al Qaeda’s continued strength as a movement.


Taking conspiracy theories seriously

A new study looks at how extremist groups use conspiracy theories to radicalize people and spur violent behavior


The intimate airport pat-down is no fun for anyone

While traveling during the busiest time of the year, consider the perspective of transportation security workers, writes Eve Tahmincioglu.


Yemen emerges as a new base for al-Qaida

Need to Know uses rare footage shot in Yemen with that troubled country’s counter-terrorism forces to examine Yemen’s emergence as a central front in the fight against terrorism.


Filmmaker seeks to change attitudes about America’s wars

Americans paid little attention to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the election. Laura Poitras wonders what, if anything, will change that.


  Need to Know, September 10, 2010

This week on Need to Know, we examine where we are as a people on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, including a look at homegrown terrorism and a progress report on the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

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