Thursday, May, 05, 2011

Asia Society New York The Longest War

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Asia Society cordially invites you to

The Longest War:

The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda

Ten years have passed since the shocking attacks on the World Trade Center, and after

seven years of conflict, the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq—only to move into

Afghanistan, where the ten-year-old fight continues: the war on terror rages with no

clear end in sight. In his new book The Longest War, Peter Bergen offers a

comprehensive history of this war and its evolution, from the strategies devised in the

wake of the 9/11 attacks to the fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond. At a

time when many are frustrated or fatigued with what has become an enduring

multigenerational conflict, this book will provide an illuminating narrative that not only

traces the arc of the fight but projects its likely future.

Peter Bergen is Director of the National Security Studies Program at New American

Foundation. A bestselling author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know,

he is CNN’s national security analyst and a fellow at New York University’s Center on

Law & Security.

“Peter Bergen has produced a masterful, definitive assessment of Al-Qaeda and America

since September 11 – rich with new details, elevated by careful analysis, and quickened by

riveting characters and stories. This is essential reading.”

–Steve Coll, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author of Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens

“For readers interested in a highly informed, wide-angled, single-volume briefing on the war

on terror so far, The Longest War is clearly that essential book.”–Michiko Kakutani, The New

York Times

“The Longest War is Mr. Bergen’s magnum opus…. essential reading.”–The Washington


The Longest War will be available for sale and signing. It is also available at Asia Store:

Policy programs at the Asia Society are generously supported by the Nicholas Platt Endowment for Public Policy.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

6:00 p.m. Registration

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Program & Book Signing

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021



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$12 Students/Seniors

$15 Nonmembers

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