Osama bin Laden, founder of the militant Islamist group Al Qaeda, was killed May 2, 2011 by United States Special Forces during a raid on his safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bookmark this page for regularly updated Asia Society insight and analysis into this major news story and its global ramifications. We also encourage you to visit the following related links:
- Homeland Afghanistan: We all know Afghanistan, but how well do we understand it? This website explores the geopolitical and cultural heritage of Afghanistan and compels new thinking about the region today.
- Secretary of State Clinton's Milestone Af-Pak Speech: On February 18, 2011 at the Asia Society in New York, Hillary Clinton delivered a major policy speech that outlined a "clear choice" for the Taliban: reject Al Qaeda and terrorism or "face the consequences."
- Pakistan 2020: A Vision for Building a Better Future: This Asia Society Study Group provides recommendations to address Pakistan's political, social and economic challenges in the coming decade.