Ali Soufan joined 43 authors at the sixth annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to discuss his latest book Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State and examine today’s terrorism threat. On the morning of January 30, Ali Soufan spoke about his latest book and shared his knowledge of the inner workings of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. In the afternoon of January 30, Ali Soufan also joined in a conversation with Ronen Bergman and Dr. Erroll Southers as they discussed the threat of global terrorism—the continually shifting missions, messages, and means of mobilization. Michael Masters, President of The Soufan Center, moderated and the event was broadcast live on CSPAN. On January 31, Michael Masters also moderated a separate Q&A session with Ali Soufan on Anatomy of Terror. The events were organized by the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival and the City of Rancho Mirage.