Afghanistan

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Media Conference Call: U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

Speakers: Stephen D. Biddle and Max Boot
Presider: Jonathan Tepperman

Following the attack on Afghan civilians by a U.S. Army sergeant, and the recent burning of Qurans by NATO soldiers, the United States' relationship with Afghanistan has come under sharp focus. Listen to CFR senior fellows Stephen Biddle and Max Boot discuss these events, the planned drawdown of U.S. troops by 2014, and the future of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.

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HBO History Makers Series with Stanley A. McChrystal (Audio)

Speaker: Stanley McChrystal
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, discusses his experiences in Afghanistan.

This meeting is part of the HBO History Makers series.

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Afghan Peace Talks (Audio)

Speakers: James Dobbins and James J. Shinn
Presider: Frank G. Wisner

James Dobbins and James J. Shinn, coauthors of Afghan Peace Talks: A Primer, discuss the relationships between al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, as well as the obstacles and possible outcomes of peace negotiations.

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A Conversation with General William B. Caldwell IV (Audio)

Speaker: William B. Caldwell IV
Presider: Jonathan Karl

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, General Caldwell discusses the U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.

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Media Conference Call: U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan After Osama bin Laden

Speaker: Stephen D. Biddle

Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. forces in Pakistan raises questions about the U.S. relationship with Pakistan and the war in Afghanistan. CFR Senior Fellows Stephen Biddle and Daniel Markey discuss the implications of bin Laden's death on U.S. policy and the continued challenges in the region.

 

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U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (Audio)

Speakers: James Dobbins, Robert Grenier, and Daniel S. Markey
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb

Experts discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan including nation building techniques, possible withdrawal strategies, and how to combat corruption, in addition to discussing the Obama administration's most recent Afghan strategy review.

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U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (Audio)

Speakers: Richard L. Armitage and Daniel S. Markey
Presider: David R. Ignatius

Experts assess U.S. objectives, strategy, and policy options in Pakistan and Afghanistan; recommendations include a long-term partnership with Pakistan, calls for a new approach to Afghan political reform, reconciliation, and regional diploma; and changing strategy absent progress.

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