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In bin Laden's Death, CIA Drones Played Their Part

May 02, 2011
The armed drones the CIA has been flying over Pakistan didn't kill Osama bin Laden, but drones undoubtedly played a key role in finding him. Public Policy Scholar Richard Whittle explains how military drones are changing the battlefield in Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden Is Dead. What's Next?

May 02, 2011
Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. special forces raid in Pakistan, Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman and other experts weigh in on what this means for U.S.-Pakistan relations, the United States' counter-terrorism strategy, and more.

Obama Gets Osama: Nothing Succeeds Like Success

May 02, 2011
The tracking down and killing of Osama bin Laden will carry significant consequences for America's Middle East and counter-terrorism strategy, but none as important as the actual success of the operation. Public Policy Scholar Aaron David Miller explores what it means for U.S. reception in the Arab world.

New Book from Former Wilson Center Fellow Pardis Mahdavi

May 02, 2011
Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai by Pardis Mahdavi, former Wilson Center Fellow and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College, was just released.