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Peter Bergen Lands Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Book Deal

Peter Bergen, second from right, with Osama bin Laden in 1997.
Lifestyle

The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Should America Be Afraid of Chinese Investment?

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, shown here in Washington, DC in Jan. 2011, delivers the keynote at Asia Society's report launch in DC on May 4, 2011. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

Is the US prepared for direct investment from China?

Opening of Ai Weiwei 'Circle of Animals' Outdoor Installation Postponed

Ai Weiwei's New York City installation <i>Zodiac Heads</i>, still under wraps on May 2, 2011. (Elaine Merguerian)
Arts

The unveling of Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads outdoor sculpture at Central Park's Grand Army Plaza in NYC was postponed, due to a change in Mayor Bloomberg's schedule following the death of Osama bin Laden.

CNN's Peter Bergen: Is There an Al-Qaeda After Osama?

Peter Bergen speaking on CNN about Osama bin Laden's death on May 2, 2011 (video below).

With Osama bin Laden now dead, what's next for counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan? And what do the circumstances of bin Laden's death mean for U.S.–Pakistan relations?

Bin Laden's Death Will Prove 'Demoralizing' to Al Qaeda

This May 2, 2011 photo shows the FBI website announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was killed in an overnight raid by US forces on a heavily fortified compound north of Islamabad, US President Barack Obama announced in a late-night White House address. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over."  

After Osama, a Balancing Act for President Obama

Newspapers announcing the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden are seen at a newsstand outside the World Trade Center site May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy."

Bin Laden's Death Shows Pakistan 'Engaged in Proxy War Against U.S.'

A man takes pictures of the front page of a newspaper featuring a picture of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl offers his initial thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan.

Video: Cleaning Asia's Longest River 'A Thankless Job'

Workers clear heaps of trash outside the sluice gates at the Three Gorges dam near Yichang in central China's Hubei province on June 10, 2003. (AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Don't Cry, Three Gorges is the latest documentary short from the Asia Society's China Green project.

After Calamity, A 'Testy' Alliance Gets Reassessed

Chief Naval Air Crewman Francisco Garcia (L) delivers meals ready-to-eat to a Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldier on Mar. 18, 2011 in Yamada, Japan. (Lt. Eric Quarlesr/US Navy via Getty Images)
Policy

For Japanese officials, American aid after the March quake complicates the Okinawa debate.

Interview: Waqas Khwaja, The Translator as Ambassador

Detail of cover art for <i>Modern Poetry of Pakistan</i> (Dalkey Archive, 2011).
Arts

In Pakistan, explains Waqas Khwaja, being a poet has always entailed a special responsibility.