Seth Jones, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon to discuss Trump's plans for the war in Afghanistan.
As Congress argues over the 2020 defenseauthorization bill, there is one issue that should provide common ground: the benefits of investing in women’s contributions to security. The House has already passed a set of provisions requiring the Defense Department to better draw on women; these should become part of the bill ultimately sent to the White House.
Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering May 18 to May 28, was compiled by Rebecca Hughes, Alexandra Bro, and Rebecca Turkington.
Wazhma Frogh, co-founder of the Women and Peace Studies Organization in Afghanistan and member of the Afghan Women’s Network, reflects on the importance of women's participation in the ongoing Afghan peace process.
Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill’s Council Special Report Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem takes a step back from the feverish media temperature associated with coverage of Donald J. Trump’s first two years in office and offers a detailed analytical look at the president’s foreign policies—from his heavily scrutinized approaches to NATO and European security and rising Chinese power to his stances on North Korea, Afghanistan, and Venezuela. Blackwill grades Trump not on whether the president gets what he wants, but on whether his policies successfully promote U.S. national interests.
Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering January 26 to February 2, was compiled with support from Rebecca Turkington and LaTreshia Hamilton.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the current Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the State Department, recently announced a potential framework for a peace deal between the United States and Afghantistan. James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon sat down with Khalilzad in May of 2017 and examined President Donald J. Trump's priorities in Afghanistan. (This is a rebroadcast of that 2017 episode of The President's Inbox.)