The End of bin Laden: A Chance to Refocus

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

After the dramatic announcement of the U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout and his subsequent killing last Sunday night, a wide range of reactions have come about, from celebrations in front of the White House to Pakistani protests over sovereignty violations. To show this wide range of viewpoints, AGI has compiled essential press and academia reactions that have framed the global debate in the week following the U.S. mission.

English Links

AGI Analysis

The End of bin Laden: A Chance to Refocus, By Dr. Jackson Janes, AGI Advisor, May 6, 2011.

German and American Media Reactions to the Killing of Osama bin Laden – AGI Podcast, May 6, 2011.

The Second Face of Barack Obama, By John Kornblum, Handelsblatt, May 6, 2011.

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German Jihad – AGI Podcast, April 22, 2011.

German Links

Kritik an Euphorie in den USA – Warum Amerika über Bin Ladens Tod jubeln darf,” By Gregor Peter Schmitz, Der Spiegel, May 9, 2011.

Der Terrorist ist tot, die Ideologie lebt,” By Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 6, 2011.

Wie ein Richter Merkel zur Räson bringen will,” By Simone Utler, Der Spiegel, May 6, 2011.

Operation Bin Laden im “Einklang” mit US-Werten,” By Uwe Schmitt, Die Welt, May 6, 2011.

Merkel “freut” sich nicht mehr über den Tod Bin Ladens,” Hamburger Abendblatt, May 6, 2011.

Deutsche sehen Terrorgefahr unverändert,” By Naima El Moussaoui, Deutsche Welle, May 6, 2011.

Rache statt Gerechtigkeit,” By Phyllis Bennis, Die Tageszeitung, May 6, 2011.

Deutschland spielt den Moralapostel,” Handelsblatt, May 5, 2011.

Die Revolution ist nicht entschieden,” Die Welt, May 4, 2011.

Europas Empörung ist unangemessen,” By Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Die Zeit, May 4, 2011.

Darf man sich über bin Ladens Tod freuen?” By Andreas Thewalt, Bild, May 4, 2011.

Obamas Lizenz zum Töten,” By Stefan Kornelius, Süddeutsche Zeitung, May 4, 2011.

Merkels Freude erzürnt Christen,” FOCUS-Online, May 4, 2011.

Griff in die Speichen,” By Malte Lehming, Der Tagesspiegel, May 3, 2011.


English Links

Osama bin Laden and America’s Long Journey From 9/11 to 5/1,” By Kurt Volker, The Christian Science Monitor, May 5, 2011.

 “German Terrorism Expert: ‘No One in Al-Qaida Can Replace Bin Laden,’” Interview with Dr. Guido Steinberg, Der Spiegel, May 4, 2011.

Obama’s Fickle European Fans,” By Charles Lane, The Washington Post, May 5, 2011.

Germany’s Osama bin Laden Problem,” By Jacob Heilbrunn, The National Interest, May 5, 2011.

What’s the Fuss Over Angela Merkel’s bin Laden Comment?” By Michael Steininger, Christian Science Monitor, May 5, 2011.

They Got Him: What the Death of the Movement’s Figurehead Means for al-Qaeda, Pakistan, Afghanistan – and the West,” The Economist, May 5, 2011.

After Osama bin Laden, America’s Eastward Shift,” By Daniel M. Kliman, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, May 5, 2011.

Bin Laden’s Death Fuels Conspiracy Theories,” By Yassin Musharbash and Hasnain Kazim, Der Spiegel, May 5, 2011.

Justice, American Style: Was Bin Laden’s Killing Legal?” By Thomas Darnstädt, Der Spiegel, May 3, 2011.

Judge Files Complaint Against Merkel Over Bin Laden Comments,” Der Spiegel, May 6, 2011.

Germany’s Moral Warriors,” The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 6, 2011.

Bin Laden killing: German Unease Over U.S. Reaction,” By Stephen Evans, BBC News, May 4, 2011.

In Europe, Disquiet Over bin Laden and U.S.,” By Steven Erlanger, The New York Times, May 5, 2011.

Germans Give Cold Welcome to Osama Killing,” By Jean-Baptiste Piggin, DPA, May 5, 2011.

Germans Taken Aback by Outspoken Jubilation Over bin Laden’s Killing,” By Dagmar Breitenbach, Deutsche Welle, May 4, 2011.

Europe After Osama,” The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2011.

European Discomfort Grows About bin Laden Killing,” By Fiona Ortiz and Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters, May 4, 2011.