Broadcast from the Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Foundation Talk Studio, supporting arts and communications outreach.

Download Story
(SITE Intelligence Group/AP)
Killed in a U.S. drone attack, al-Awlaki was a dual U.S.-Yemeni citizen who spread Al Qaeda’s message through social media.

Oct. 03, 2011

Since 2004, Manan Ahmed has explored U.S. policy on Pakistan, and the often reductive American conception of the nation’s 175 million people, on his blog Chapati Mystery. Jerome talks to Manan about his new book, Where the Wild Frontiers Are: Pakistan and the American Imagination, a collection of highlights from his blog. And we delve into last week’s killing of Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. Coupled with the assasination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, his death could shape the future of targeted military strikes on foreign soil. Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law professor at Notre Dame University, discusses the implications of al-Awlaki's death.