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The exile: The stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida in flight

  • Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Investigative journalists Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy provide an up-close portrait of bin Laden’s life on the run in their new book, “The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight (Bloomsbury USA, 2017). Scott-Clark and Levy expose the connections between the al Qaeda leadership and the deep states in Pakistan and Iran.

Six years after Osama Bin Laden's death, a new American administration is searching for ways forward in the battle against a resurgent al-Qaida and the future of American counterterrorism policy. On June 5, the Brookings Intelligence Project will host Catherine Scott-Clark, acclaimed journalist and Foreign Correspondent of the Year recipient. Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion. Following their remarks, Riedel and Scott-Clark will take questions from the audience.

Event Details

  • Date: June 5, 2017

  • When: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

  • Where: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium