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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.

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An Asia Society Fellow in Islamabad describes reactions on the ground in Pakistan to Osama bin Laden's death.
The CNN analyst is appearing at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011.
But Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow Hassan Abbas warns "the battle against violence and extremism is by no means over."
Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl offers his initial thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan.
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says Barack Obama must "balance claims of victory with the pursuit of his administration’s military and civilian strategy."