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After Osama bin Laden

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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.

'Pakistan on the Brink' author Ahmed Rashid features in a new video produced by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism entitled 'Dueling Narratives: The Death of Osama bin Laden in U.S. and Pakistani Media.'
"Having served on Pakistan’s police force and having lived in Abbottabad," writes Hassan Abbas, "I can confidently argue that a more resourceful and skilled police force there could have nabbed Bin Laden much earlier."
Social media has been the single most important platform for the silent Pakistani majority to share its rejection of terrorism, writes Ayesha Haroon.
Asia Society Fellow and director of the society's Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.
Friday Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi says journalists are both part of the problem and the solution in Pakistan.
NEW YORK, May 18, 2011 - Hassan Abbas, Najam Sethi, Shirin Tahir-Kheli, and Frank Wisner discuss the Pakistan 2020 report with Suzanne DiMaggio.
Hassan Abbas, Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow, writes for
Islamabad-based Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal AliKhan discusses how Pakistan's youth have reacted to Osama bin Laden's death and the diplomatic fallout that followed.
Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations and India's role in the region.
Video: Peter Bergen discusses meeting bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Middle East protests, Pakistan's role, and the future of Afghanistan at Asia Society.