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Geopolitical Lure of Afghanistan: Shifting Alliances Under the New Regime

December 13, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Twenty years after being ousted by US-led military intervention, the Taliban reclaimed power in Afghanistan in 2021. This webinar seeks to explore the developing situation in Afghanistan from a historical and political perspective. Our distinguished panelists will share their insights on the ramifications of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, exploring it within the context of geopolitics, security and diplomacy. They will investigate the real issues that are driving the conflict in Afghanistan, the implications of the developing situation for neighboring and regional actors, and what would a durable and responsible foreign policy towards Afghanistan look like. 

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- H.E Adela Raz, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States of America
- Robert D. Crews, Professor of History, Stanford University
- Steve Coll, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
- Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor of Global Policy, University of Minesota (Moderator)
- Shannon Marquez, Dean, Undergraduate Global Engagement, Columbia University (Introductions)
- Safwan Masri, Professor and EVP for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University (Chair)