An April 22, 2013 post at New York magazine that rounds up various stories exploring the family dynamics that may have contributed to the radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers, especially Tamerlan.
Read an April 22, 2013 column by Akbar Ahmed at National Geographic News. Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.
Read an April 22 interview in The New Republic with terrorism expert Olivier Roy, who argues that the Boston suspects are more like the Columbine or Sandy Hook shooters. Roy says they have minimal connections to Islam as a religion but “are self-radicalizing in a Western environment.”
Read an April 28, 2013 article by John Blake at CNN about extremism.
The Detroit Free Press provides this resource on Islam and Arab-Americans in the U.S.
Read a May 22, 2012, story published on CNN.com about President Barack Obama’s plans to withdraw U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan.
Read a June 12, 2013, story published on BBC.com that covers Gen. Joseph Dunford request for continued support from international forces to support human rights and the democratic process in Afghanistan.
Read a Feb. 10, 2013, story published on BBC.com that takes a look at Afghanistan through the eyes of Gen. John Allen just after he resigned from his post as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.