Talibanistan: America's Decade of War

Peter Bergen, National Security Analyst, CNN; Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation. Moderated by Thomas Casten; Niamh King.

After more than a decade of American involvement in Afghanistan, a successful peace settlement remains notoriously elusive. The scheduled conclusion of the NATO combat mission in 2014 though, has put the pressure on western governments to act fast. What will happen when more than 100,000 US and NATO troops withdraw from the country? After decades of war, what is the future of (in)stability in the region? Join The Chicago Council and Peter Bergen for a discussion on a post-2014 Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the central strategic challenges facing the US today.

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Bergen is the coeditor of Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics and Religion, and Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad, which will be available for purchase and signing following the program.