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2017 Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

September 21st

Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Austin Long

Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated. As his time in office drew to a close, President Obama limited further withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The incoming administration has a choice: will it maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown or withdraw completely? Does the U.S. face a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Speaker: Michael Malone, J.D., LL.M. Attorney and Counselor at Law & Adjunct Professor: St. Mary’s University School of Law/Graduate International Relations




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