Is Al-Qaeda Winning? - BBC Radio Documentary - cheops
Seven years into the global war on terror, is al-Qaeda winning?
It's a deceptively simple question, one Owen Bennett-Jones asked in Riyadh, Peshawar and Baghdad, as well as London, Brussels and Washington for this two-part series.
Two episodes of approximately forty minutes each.
This programme looks at the battle for hearts and minds. Including interviews with an Al-Qaeda recruiter and an imam who wrote speeches for the movement's former leader in Iraq.
Plus efforts to reform rather than kill captured insurgents, and the views of potential US allies in Europe and Pakistan who say that America's 'war on terror' is in fact doing more harm than good.
This programme assesses Al-Qaeda's military and financial capabilities. Including interviews with soldiers, spies and scholars on both sides, and rare access inside Pakistan's intelligence agency. Leading officials at the US Treasury and the UN Security Council's Al-Qaeda and Taleban Monitoring Committee explain how Al-Qaeda continues to raise, move and spend money with relative ease.
First broadcast in September / October 2008 on BBC Radio 4.
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