The Search for Osama bin Laden
The School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine in Orono sponsored an address by Bruce Riedel. Mr. Riedel is a former CIA officer and an al-Qaida expert. He spoke about the future of Pakistan and al-Qaida following the death of Osama bin Laden.
Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He currently teaches at the Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies. He has served as a senior advisor on the Middle East and South Asia for four presidents as part of the National Security Council and was a senior advisor for NATO in Brussels. Riedel is the author of “The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology and Future” and “Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad.” He also was a contributor to “Which Path to Persia: Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” “The Arab Awakening” and “Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979–1988.”
This talk was recorded on October 17, 2012, at the University of Maine in Orono.