August 5, 2022 | Foreign Podicy

The Life and Death of Emir al Zawahiri



Ayman al Zawahiri, emir of Al Qaeda, is no more. He was reportedly on the balcony of what he thought was a “safe house” in one of Kabul’s more upscale neighborhoods when two missiles fired by the CIA from a Hellfire drone ended his life — almost 21 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and almost one year after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and capitulation to the Taliban.

To discuss Zawahiri’s career and killing and what’s next for Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Afghanistan, and the global jihad, Foreign Podicy host Cliff May is joined by FDD senior fellow and editor of FDD’s Long War Journal Bill Roggio and senior director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) Bradley Bowman.




Afghanistan Al Qaeda Arab Politics Egypt Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Jihadism Military and Political Power The Long War U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy