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.
Since its ouster in 2001, the Taliban has maintained its insurgency against the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan and the Afghan government. A new U.S.-Taliban deal could pave the way for the group’s return to power.
Since November, I have been talking with experts with differing views on how the United States should handle the foreign policy challenges it faces. These special episodes are part of CFR’s Election 2020 activities, which are made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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.)