To kick-off our fall virtual program series we thought it was timely and important to take a retrospective look at the War in Afghanistan, 21 years after it started and one year after we withdrew our forces, precipitously.
Well, this has been a challenging painful week for our country. It is hard to believe that as we approach the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we are watching the Taliban retake control in Afghanistan and the gains we thought we had achieved melt away. Many prayers go out to our friends and colleagues who are still in country. May they find safe passage soon.
Afghanistan – What Happens Next “Over the Horizon” is Nonsense. We Need New Friends in …
As challenging as politics have become in the United States, nothing holds a candle to the tumult that Israel has been through over the last three years. With four elections proving indecisive and Benjamin Netanyahu being pushed out as Prime Minister in May, after 12 years at the helm, Israel is contending with internal upheaval at the same time as it navigates external challenges. Meanwhile Palestinian political paralysis and division persists, with long overdue Palestinian legislative elections scheduled then ultimately canceled at the eleventh hour, and Hamas and Fatah continuing their rift and divided rule.
After an intriguing and thought-provoking NSF event on 19 November with Dr. Andrew Bacevich, we will be diving into more details on the path forward and next chapter for the US in Afghanistan. Recent headlines and news stories have not made it easy to figure out what happens next for our troops, our allies, and our security.