We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
AUA Advisory Board Member Ambassador Akbar Ahmed recently published a new book with Brookings Press titled The Thistle and The Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam which discusses America’s drone campaign by analyzing the tribal societies on the borders between nations which are the drone’s primary victims. This is the third volume in his trilogy about relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world after 9/11 that includes Journey into Islam (2007) and Journey into America (2010). The book launch will take place on March 14, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and will be chaired by Ambassador Martin Indyk. AUA would like to congratulate Ambassador Ahmed on his work and invite everyone to purchase his new book!
For more information and bio about Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, please visit the AUA Team page.