Is terrorism an existential threat?

In a recent interview, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria asked US President Barak Obama to respond to charges that he is downplaying the threat of terrorism to the United States. Obama responded by saying that he believes the threat of terrorism must be kept in the proper perspective and that it is important not to overinflate the importance of terrorist networks. He also said he believes that terrorist groups do not pose an existential threat to the United States or the world order.

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Newsletter 15 February 2015