Wilson Forum - The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
Author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed discusses his new book “The Thistle and the Drone.” The book reveals an important yet largely ignored result of the war on terror’s increased use of drones in combat zones.
Robert Hathaway, Wilson Center's Asia Program Director; Michael Kugelman, Asia Program Associate; Klaus Larres, the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University; Michael Kugelman, Program Associate, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Pakistan has become the supreme challenge for American foreign policy, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We must state our objective in Pakistan clearly, better integrate our military and civilian efforts to build Pakistani capabilities, and increase our non-military assistance to Pakistan.
Why do U.S. security experts say Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the myriad challenges facing Pakistan and how the United States might respond to them.
It is much easier to explain why something happens than to explain why something does not happen. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the absence of a terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland since 9/11.